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NFL Says Players Can Still Kneel During National Anthem

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just pulled a fast one on President Trump and millions of NFL fans across the nation.

Thanks to a letter Goodell wrote to players urging them to stand for the National Anthem, many news outlets had been declaring a huge win for Trump on the protest debate. But when the League got wind that they had lost to Trump, they quickly changed their tune.

Here is what set everything in motion and made fans think President Trump won the argument and made NFL players think twice about kneeling during the National Anthem.

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The NFL doesn’t like losing to anyone and will fight to the death to win the optics war. But so will President Trump. The players do not realize they are on the wrong side of this conversation. You can’t fight patriotism in America and when you do, there will be blowback.

The League tried to correct the record in a statement: “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week.”

Some folks on Twitter were quick to respond to the NFL’s clarification:

The “kneeling” issue has now devolved into a theater of the absurd. My guess is that 75% of those players who decided to kneel this past Sunday don’t even know why they did it. “Solidarity” with their fellow players, hate for Mr. Trump, some vague reference to racism – all of these excuses have added to the sideshow and the ramping up of partisan politics.

My advice to you, the reader: Keep doing what you were doing, and by that I mean boycotting these antics. These players will find out who’s the real winner quick enough.

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