Apparently NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a plan that he thinks will satisfy all sides in the great football kneeling debate.
According to Reuters, the NFL has declared that it will not force players to stand during the National Anthem. They have said that their alternative to this solution will be shared sometime soon, during the team owners meeting on October 17 and 18.
During a recent conference call, NFL spokesman, Joe Lockhart, explained:
(Goodell) has a plan that he is going to present to owners about how to use our platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in this country. What we don’t have is a proposal that changes our policy, we don’t have something that mandates anything. That’s clear. If that was the case I doubt the head of the NFLPA would have put a joint statement out with us.
Roger Goodell is on the record saying that he thinks everyone should stand during the National Anthem.
According to an article on The Gateway Pundit, “Now Goodell is saying the NFL is not seeking a mandate to force players to stand. Brilliant.”
The NFL has taken a huge hit due to this controversy. Its Monday night game ratings are down, as are its Thursday night game ratings. NFL gear is being burnt, sponsors are dropping out, and fans have stopped going to games.
Looks like you can’t disrespect the flag, our veterans, and our country without paying the price. Nice going, NFL.