Tennessee politician not satisfied with NFL anthem policy
If the NFL was hoping to pacify the loudest of the loud with their national anthem compromise, it doesn’t appear to be working.
Not only is the President taking a victory lap on cable news, but now other political opportunists are latching onto it to prove how star-spangled awesome they are.
Proponents of players having the right to peacefully protest (a right which the league previously affirmed) are going to continue to believe the league is stifling dissent. People who want to use the anthem as a litmus test of a person’s patriotism will still view anything other than total compliance as a half-measure.
And that’s the tightrope the NFL is going to have to walk, after trying to craft a policy in hopes of offending the fewest people, while truly pleasing few.
He’s been real consistent, Koetter said. All of the rookies that are practicing are holding their own and that’s why you draft them. Carlton is off to a very fast start.
Davis started 32 of 38 games at Auburn, making 138 tackles with 33 passes defensed and four interceptions.
President Trump said Monday night that the White House Super Bowl event was canceled because so few players were attending — while he also blasted the NFL’s new policy on the national anthem.
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event, Trump tweeted.
Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
Trump sparked mass protests during the 2017 NFL season when he said that players who kneeled during the anthem should be dragged off the field.