The NFL took a major hit after players began their anti-American anthem protests.
The Liberal media was all on one side, while fans were on the other.
But the league just realized they forgot one key thing . . .
Football is an integral part of life for many Americans.
But while many Americans love football, there are two things they care more about: God and Country.
And when NFL players protested during the anthem, they were asking football fans to choose between the NFL, and their country.
For most patriotic fans, it was an easy choice.
These fans overlap strongly with Trump’s base, which the NFL clearly forgot.
To make things worse for the NFL, Hillary’s announcement that she supports the protests likely sounded the death-knell for their anti-American display.
Having someone so truly divisive and despised as Hillary voice her support for your efforts is enough to take the wind out of any movement’s sails.
Not only that, but NFL coaching legend Mike Ditka strongly condemned the anthem protestors by saying:
“If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else and try to play the sport, you wouldn’t have a job. … If you don’t respect this flag and this country, then you don’t know what this is all about. I would say, adios.”
And then finally, after Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross announced they would bench players who protest during the anthem, it appears change is coming.
Roger Goodell just sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams signaling the end is near.
In it he states:
“The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.
“Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”
At an owners meeting on October 17-18, reports indicate the NFL is expected to implement a policy that would require players to stand during the national anthem.
The current manual states that players “should” stand, rather than “must,” and therefore was interpreted as a suggestion by players, rather than a requirement.
What are your thoughts about all this?
If the NFL does put an end to the anthem protests, would you go back to watching?
Vote below and then sound off in the comments!