“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!” Trump tweeted.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
The president’s tweets come the day after the NFL official and proprietors assembled for their yearly fall meeting in New York City.
In an announcement on Tuesday evening, the NFL and the NFLPA said that proprietors and players had “a gainful meeting” to concentrate on the best way to “cooperate” and “advance positive social change and address disparity in our groups.”
The NFL looked into and examined “plans to use” their stage “to advance equity and effectuate positive change,” however apparently did not make it a group wide manage to expect players to remain for the national song of praise, regardless of the president’s desires.
“Everybody who is a piece of our NFL people group has an enormous regard for our nation, our banner, our song of devotion and our military,” the announcement read. “In the best American convention, we are meeting up to discover shared view and focus on the diligent work required for positive change.”
The NFL’s announcement comes one week after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a notice to NFL officials and club presidents, planning to move past the weeks-long fight between the White House and NFL players who have bowed or generally dissented amid the national song of praise toward the begin of NFL amusements.
“The present argument about the national song of praise is debilitating to dissolve the bringing together energy of our diversion, and is currently isolating us, and our players, from many fans the nation over,” Goodell composed a week ago. “In the same way as other of our fans, we trust that everybody should remain for the national song of praise. It is an imperative minute in our amusement. We need to respect our banner and our nation, and our fans expect that of us.”
The president translated Goodell’s words as a mandate to request players to stand.
“The time has come for Roger Goodell of the NFL is at long last requesting that all players STAND for our extraordinary National Anthem – RESPECT OUR COUNTRY,” Trump tweeted a week ago.
Trump was plainly frustrated in the result of the NFL’s meeting on Tuesday. The president additionally hammered Hillary Clinton this week for her interpretation of the NFL players’ dissent, taking note of that it was a “respectful” position and not that it was against “our national song of praise or our banner.”