The NFL is about to reach a solution to the national anthem protests.
NFL players’ racist and anti-American displays have driven fans from the game.
But the solution is even worse than you think.
The league is now debating changing their anthem policy to keep the teams in the locker room during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
This is a clear cave-in to racist and America-hating players who smear the nation as a bigoted playground for police to hunt black men for sport.
The Washington Post reports:
Some NFL owners believe there is a strong possibility they will enact an off-season change to the league’s national anthem policy if players’ protests during the anthem persist through the end of this season, reverting to a previous approach of keeping players in the locker room while the anthem is played, according to several people familiar with the league’s inner workings.
“I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” said one person familiar with the owners’ deliberations on anthem-related issues.
That person said it was “too early to tell” for certain if the change to the anthem policy will be made by owners and the league. The person was “not sure” if a formal vote of the owners would be required to enact such a change but said, “I think most owners would support it, particularly if players continue to kneel this season.”
Those sentiments were echoed by several others with knowledge of the owners’ thinking on the matter. They said they did not know at this point exactly how many owners would favor such an approach, and they cautioned that there have been no detailed discussions yet about leaving teams and players in the locker room for the anthem because owners did not consider it appropriate to make an in-season change to the policy.
But they agreed that if the protests last all season and remain intensely controversial among fans, the issue will be raised during the off-season and a policy change to having players remain in the locker room until the anthem’s conclusion would have the support of a significant number of owners. They said the matter could be addressed at the annual league meeting in March.
“It would certainly have to be considered very strongly,” said an official with an NFL franchise who is familiar with the thinking of that team’s owner on the matter.
Donald Trump blasted the proposed changes as ridiculous.
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
Ratings are down and fans are staying away from the game because the league has made clear it condones the players signaling that they despise America and those who value the lives of the military members who died fighting for the flag.
Keeping the players in the locker room would just signal to the fans that the league has given up on honoring America.
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