Roger Goodell Now Says the League Believes Everyone Should Stand for National Anthem

October 11, 2017

In August NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell blasted President Donald Trump for his comments against NFL players kneeling for the national anthem.

This was after the league allowed players for the last year to kneel, sit and stretch during the anthem.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” he said in a statement. “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

But that was before the ratings took a nosedive and Congress threatened to block tax exemptions to the league.

On Tuesday Roger Goodell issued a statement saying the league believes everyone should stand during the national anthem.

“The NFL will discuss in an upcoming meeting the nationwide dispute over whether players must stand during the National Anthem, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a copy of a memo obtained by CNBC.

In the memo sent to NFL teams, Goodell said the league must “move past this controversy” and that this has to be done in collaboration with its players.

“Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week’s League meeting,” Goodell said in a Tuesday memo.

While he said the plan would include continued dialogue and promoting the work of its players on key issues, Goodell didn’t provide further details on what that proposed plan would entail.

The NFL comissioner said that the league believes everyone should stand for the National Anthem. Goodell said the NFL also “care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.”.

(First reported by the Gateway Pundit)   http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/year-late-nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-says-league-believes-everyone-stand-national-anthem/   (October 11, 2017)

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