NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday that he won’t take any action when players politicize America’s favorite sport by sitting or kneeling during The Star Spangled Banner.
Instead, he wants people to be more understanding when a sporting event is turned into a big liberal protest.
At a Q&A session with Arizona Cardinals season-ticket holders, Goodell implied to the crowd that Americans need to get comfortable with these protests because some players “have different viewpoints.”
Get comfortable with disrespecting America and the flag?
“The national anthem is a special moment to me. It’s a point of pride,” Goodell said. “But we also have to understand the other side, that people do have rights and we want to respect those.”
Yes, of course they have those rights…
But viewers have rights, too — and many say they do not turn on the NFL to get liberal politics shoved down their throats!
Players like Colin Kaepernick seized the spotlight last year with his refusal to stand for the National Anthem, and supporters claim he’s been banned from the league for this political stance — despite Kaepernick turning down a $900,000 contract over the off-season.
Like the American flag, it seems anything less than a million-dollars isn’t good enough for Kaepernick.
Goodell choosing to do nothing about these “protests,” will undoubtedly lead to more subpar players who are desperate for the spotlight.
But when America starts turning off the games instead, they’ll be more pressure — in the pocketbook.
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— The Horn editorial team