The NFL’s joke of a commissioner Roger Goodell made a lame attempt at damage control on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference, following President Trump calling out the league again for its utter lack of respect for this country’s flag and veterans. (VIDEO BELOW)
The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
According to CBS News: (VIDEO BELOW)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor overbefore games.
“We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our policy,” Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York.
But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem.
“Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag,” Goodell said. He said the league is “not looking to get into politics, but what we’re looking to do is to continue to give people a focus on football.”
The commissioner said that about half a dozen players are still protesting, and the NFL will “try to get that to zero.”
Goodell at one point praised the “great character” of the NFL’s players.
He also discussed the players’ “very deep understanding and tremendous knowledge of the issues that are going on in all of our communities.”
Goodell also, using a trendy leftist term, blathered something about “commitment to work together with our players on issues of social justice.” (VIDEO BELOW)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says meeting reflected "our commitment to work together with our players on issues of social justice." pic.twitter.com/WyCczipnZe
— ABC News (@ABC) October 17, 2017
The Twitterverse response to Goodell’s fearful cucking has been brutal:
@nflcommish why don't you ask players to stand during the National Anthem and then give them time to protest afterwards? Unite, not divide!
— Joseph Ragno (@jrags383) October 18, 2017
Goodell is an actor, an ventriloquist's dummy paid to "say" & "believe" what the owners say without moving their lips, one hand… where it goes w a dummy #NFL
— Greg Pop Whiz Bang (@GregWhiz) October 11, 2017
— Former Fan (@OpposetheNFL) October 11, 2017
If it’s not about the anthem then don’t kneel during the anthem. Some players are actually meeting W/police & doing something not whining.
— Tippy Falmouth (@TippyFalmouth) October 11, 2017
When the brothers stop killing each other, and cops stop shooting white criminals disproportionately, I'll start playing my fucking violin!
— tallyho (@buckeye66669) October 11, 2017
— k (@kathysmith2k7) October 11, 2017