BOOM! Trump wins again!
The NFL has changed its national anthem policy and it’s a compromise of sorts. Players can stay in the locker room if they want to during the national anthem, but if they’re on the field they “shall stand and show respect respect for the flag and Anthem.” If not, the league “will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”
Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/1Vn7orTo1R
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2018
In other words:
You want to hate on America, do it in the locker room away from everyone. Thank God the NFL finally acted on the anthem policy. See ya, Kaepernick & Co.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) May 23, 2018
The NFL player’s union is reviewing the policy to see if it violates the collective bargaining agreement, but they’re not happy about it:
Players union responds to NFL’s altered policy on anthem. pic.twitter.com/zO4oIrjLrK
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) May 23, 2018
And as you might expect, SJW Twitter is not happy:
The new NFL policy is not a compromise. The players wanted to assert their right to peaceful protest. The league didn’t. The league has made it against the rules to do so. And no, staying in the locker room isn’t the same thing.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 23, 2018
I have been a football superfan for as long as I can remember, and this just gutted me. After years of trying to see through the darkness I'm finally ready to quit you, NFL. https://t.co/71UYuWe6n2
— Sonal Dutt (@sonal_dutt) May 23, 2018
One thing I hope to see in the history books: how Kaepernick uncovered how blatantly racist the @NFL is and how much they care about corporate dollars and rich privileged people. #TakeAKnee #BLM #ImWithKap https://t.co/cqlN6958h1
— Mia ? 미혜 (@SeeMiaRoll) May 23, 2018
I'll believe this is about "respecting our country" & not the #NFL protecting the interests of a lucrative ad partner when they stop taking money from the government in return for these displays of "patriotism."
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) May 23, 2018
— Shanica Johnson (@ShanicaJohnson) May 23, 2018
I'm disgusted by the message that's being sent from the halls of the Justice Department to the playing fields of the NFL. We need to stand up to bullies, now cower before them
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) May 23, 2018
I’m done with the NFL. https://t.co/MqCBsEsUWj
— jascha kaykas-wolff (@kaykas) May 23, 2018
the NFL is run by idiots https://t.co/mPQuT4rnCT
— alex (@alex) May 23, 2018