NFL Commissioner Responds After Trump Calls Out National Anthem Protesters

"Divisive."

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell criticized President Donald Trump’s Friday remarks on players who protest during the playing of the national anthem.

In a statement released Saturday morning, Goodell called Trump’s comments “divisive” and said they show he does respect the NFL or its players.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” the statement read. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.”



“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all if our players and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communiques,” the statement added.

Goodell’s statement was in response to Trump’s comments at a Friday rally in Alabama for Republican Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and who is now running in a special election to keep that seat.

Trump said that he and Strange “are proud of our country. We respect our flag.”

He suggested NFL owners should boot players who protest the national anthem off their team.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” Trump said, using his catchphrase from his time on the NBC reality program The Apprentice.

Trump also argued the protests are the main reason behind a decline in NFL ratings.

NFL ratings were down about 8 percent last year. The national anthem protests were the reason most commonly cited in a poll from J.D. Power, which showed 26 percent of respondents who watched fewer NFL games in the 2016 season than in the previous year said that was why they tuned out.

But many players refuse to back down from the protests.

“We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports,” said DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association



Trump also said that in addition to the protests, the NFL’s strict officiating is “ruining the game.”

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Trump is the one being divisive?  SERIOUSLY??

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I don't know what these clowns call themselves, but it's obviously not American. If they aren't American, then they are un-American. Anyone who supports this crap in any way is supporting un-American activity.

One of the commentators yesterday said..   " if these guys are such social activists why haven't they refused to accept their multi million paychecks in protest of the system?!" Of course that will never happen...

Blacks in the U.S. prove on a daily basis how ignorant they are.  Many of them have partnered up with muslims/islamists thinking they're "friends", when in fact they're being used, just like Hitler used islamists to achieve his evil goals.

Blacks think they're SO oppressed?  Where?  Remember all the peaceful protests in the 80s for African apartheid?  Do any of the blacks complain about all the muslim countries that keep black slaves still today?  They put the so-called prophet Muhammed up there as a saint, but choose to ignore he was a slave owner and slave trader.  Rather hypocritical isn't it?  

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  With the  SALARIES these NFL BOZO'S Command,  ALL the ills of the  "SUFFERING BLACK COMMUNITIES" in America could be solved if those salaries could be "Fairly divided" throughout the Black population and would help erase all evidence of unfair injustices which are attributed to WHITE SUPREMACY.  

Truth be told, if it were that easy to placate the masses, in a very short while, another case of WHITE INJUSTICE will be found by the "Perennial seekers of anti-Black behavior" and the "KNEELING"  habits of the NFL and all those guilt ridden LIBERAL PAWNS will take on another life of it's own.

It would appear to me, that regardless of what the issue may be, ANYTHING is fair play for the LEFT WING PROVOCATEURS to engage in TACTICS OF A REVOLUTION to get their way in driving TRUMP out of the PRESIDENCY and PATRIOTISM out of the HEARTS of AMERICANS !!!! Neither will happen and eventually  there will be MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF BLOOD  flowing in our streets. But as THOMAS JEFFERSON said......." Every now and then. the roots of the TREE OF LIBERTY, must be nourished with the BLOOD of  TYRANTS and PATRIOTS, alike "!!!!!  That time unfortunately, has arrived. I  TRUST that LIBERTY will survive, as it has these past 241 years.

The founding fathers were incredibly brilliant and capable of seeing hundreds of years into the future...

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Thomas Jefferson...what a brilliant man!

  I ONLY KNEEL to my GOD ALMIGHTY !!!!

   I   STAND to HONOR my FLAG and our NATIONAL ANTHEM !!!!\

    I ,  am GRATEFUL to my GOD and COUNTRY for being fortunate enough to live in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, and I will FIGHT to the DEATH defending both !!!!

I'd like some of these NFL morons to tell me what country they could make millions and billions of dollars just playing football?  People in pro sports are ridiculously overpaid.

OH MAN!!!!   Judge Jeanine as usual is incredibly AWESOME!   She totally nails the NFL and Roger.  GAWD I love that woman.  Wish we could replace Sessions with her!


If you thought Trump was tough on the NFL … watch what Judge Jeanine just did!


“Shame on you. Shame on all of you!” Pirro said on her Fox News show. “And shame on you Roger Goodell for not showing that you love this country as much as the president does when you had the chance.”

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Roger Goodell condones NFL players disrespecting the anthem but threatened to fine black players for wearing cleats that memorialized the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Hypocrisy much? (Image: BPR screengrabs)

Judge Jeanine was reacting to Goodell’s statements after President Trump suggested NFL team owners fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners — when somebody disrespects our flag — to say, ‘Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now! He’s fired,’ ” Trump said at a political rally. “Some owner is going to do that.”

Unhinged Keith Olberman urges NFL fans to not stand for anthem to protest Trump

In response, Goodell blasted the president’s comments as “divisive.” In reality, the only thing that has actually sown division in the NFL is players’ refusal to stand for the anthem. Fans are increasingly outraged by the anti-American gesture and have started boycotting the NFL as a result.



The president doubled down on his comments Sunday morning.


If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!


...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.


Judge Jeanine said Goodell and other liberals who cave in to childish temper tantrums by today’s radical left are part of the problem.

“The biggest issue facing our country today is the tip-toeing and political correctness that has brought us to the brink of disaster in national security, politics and sports,” Pirro said. “The question: Do we have the fortitude, courage and determination to stand up to those who threaten our values?”

Pirro said these spoiled athletes who claim they care about fixing “social injustices” should put their money where they mouths are by donating their time and cash instead of hijacking sports to virtue-signal.

Adding to the hypocrisy is that in 2016, the NFL threatened to fine black players for wearing special cleats to memorialize the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 people. But sitting on your ass during the national anthem is fine.

Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a supporter of the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement, started the trend of sitting out the Star-Spangled Banner in 2016.

Kaepernick — a black-rights activist who was raised by his two adoptive white parents — claimed he dissed the national anthem to protest police violence against black men. The left has since celebrated Kaepernick for his “political activism.”

Meanwhile, Colin did not even do the simplest, most basic act of political activism, which is to VOTE. He did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Let that sink in.

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Every weekend, there are countless shootings/murders in Chicago, the hometown of Barack Obama. Almost all are black-on-black crimes. Why is Kaepernick not protesting these senseless murders?

  • Man killed, 22 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 24)
  • 10 killed, at least 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 18)
  • 5 killed, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Sept. 11)
  • 8 dead, at least 35 wounded in Chicago Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3)
  • 7 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Aug. 28)
  • 65 people shot, 9 killed in Chicago over the weekend (Aug. 21)
  • 9 killed, at least 33 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago (Aug. 14)
  • 3 Killed, at least 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Aug. 7)
  • 4-year-old boy among 35 people shot in Chicago weekend violence (July 31).

Moreover, the NFL has a massive problem with its stars beating and raping women. Who’s taking a knee to speak out for these female victims?

If these polls are accurate, the NFL better wake the hell up before they lose their paycheck altogether...

Would your employer let you protest during work?
Yes      2%          7
No     98%      302

 

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  Why not Establish a new FOOTBALL LEAGUE and call it the "AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE" and have as it's prime DIRECTIVE that there be absolutley NO POLITICAL DISCOURSE or PROTESTS ALLOWED as part of league participation. VIOLATORS will be FIRED on the spot for violating the rules governing any protests.  Encourage all current Clubs in the NFL to transfer their NFL membership.  Maybe then the FANS may return to the STADIUMS and their favorite American Pastime !!!!

Works for me.  When you work for a company/business...many times you're forbidden to do certain things on their time/premises.  I consider this the same thing...if they want to protest, this is NOT the time and place for it.  They should come up with their OWN protests and not take advantage of the fans, promoters, owners, etc.  Spend their own money to go on tv and spout their crap...

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