The NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem are still doing it.
They have the support of the NFL under Roger Goodell. He said yesterday, ““We just had two days of conversations with our owners of which this was a fair amount of the conversation and I think our clubs all see this the same way. We want our players to stand. We’re going to continue to encourage them to stand. And we’re going to continue to work on these issues within the community.”
But, he then said, “I can’t deal with hypotheticals right now. We’ll deal with these issues as they come up, but for right now, that’s our focus.”
That caused President Trump to tweet:
“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!”
And then, “@NFL: Too much talk, not enough action. Stand for the National Anthem.”
Now the President and the GOP have started an “Official Stand for the National Anthem Petition.”
You can sign it here: https://gop.com/stand-for-anthem-petition/