President Donald Trump has been struggling to make things right at the NFL, but things didn’t go to well for him. He condemned players who protested the national anthem, but NFL figures gathered their forces to strike even harder. Miami Dolphins owner came out with a statement, and patriots across the country won’t like any of it.
“Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and soundbites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart your men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone. They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together we all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other. Sports is a common denominator in our world. We all have responsibility to use this platform to promote understanding, respect and equality,” Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wrote in his statement.
NEW: Miami Dolphins owner responds to Pres. Trump: "Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness." pic.twitter.com/vHt90CRsve
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2017
So, the Miami Dolphins owner decided to join Roger Goodell, and he literally excused his players. How far will protesters go to express their disapproval with the President’s ideas? Will they stop playing?
Numerous politicians and activists encouraged NFL players and fans to take a knee during Sunday’s games. If this practice continues, the NFL will have its ratings dropped. We believe that this is not the outcome Goodell expects. Maybe he will find a way to make players behave at the field.
For the first time in NFL history players dare to protest the National Anthem. There’s no excuse for such behavior, and maybe the Miami Dolphins owner and Roger Goodell should think twice before making comments like these.
What do you think about this? Do you think the Miami Dolphins owner will change his mind? Will NFL players protest the anthem again?