Skip to comments.NFL head: Trump's 'divisive comments' show a 'lack of respect'
Posted on 09/23/2017 7:47:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back at President Trump on Saturday for encouraging league owners to remove players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying Trumps divisive comments show an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.
The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture, Goodell said in a statement. 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 of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.
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Surely this is satire.
The most divisive person in NFL football is the Goodell guy who thinks his players disrespecting patriotic Americans is a great idea.
Trump called them out for it.
They disrespect the flag and Trump is criticized for pointing it out. Telling the truth is now a revolutionary act.
Don’t worry. Soon there won’t be an NFL.
just double-down on the stupid...
How long has he been commissioner? How long can he stay in that job while the money disappears?
College players entering next years draft need to expect lower contracts.
Right. That's exactly what President Trump said. You call this "a sense of unity" here?
Get off of the NFL drug folks. It’s killing you.
Lawyers will eventually kill off the NFL and not a minute too soon why funnel money to people who hate America.
Respect for a game?
The NFL is a business. It is not in a business’s best interest to allow employees to disrespect those who protect and serve.
The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,
Is this parody?
DJT has planted the Deplorable flag squarely in front of the anger former NFL fans feel. Goodell’s reply shows why the league is doomed. I bet at least one franchise will be up for sale post season.
the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent
Sounds like he’s equating the NFL to a church out to save souls.
Trump just set up a big pit for the NFL, and Goodell just jumped in with two feet.
They’re always looking for ragmen at the local car wash!
hyperbole at the very least.
...and this wasn’t divisive?
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