Two weekends ago, players, coaches and owners locked arms in their fight against President Trump, certain that they’d show President Trump who the king of the proverbial jungle was. According to this article, stadiums “across the US and even further afield became the focus of an unprecedented show of defiance against US President Donald Trump Sunday, as some NFL players locked arms or refused to stand for the national anthem, saying that they are protesting racial and social injustice. Players from all 28 teams in the league that played Sunday participated in some form of protest. Some teams declined to take the field at all for the pre-game ceremonies.”
This afternoon, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell essentially cried uncle, admitting that President Trump was right. In the article, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert wrote that the “NFL has developed a plan to “move past” its ongoing debate about player protests during the national anthem and could enact it next week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote Tuesday in a letter to all 32 teams. Goodell made it clear in the letter, obtained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that he wants players to stand during the anthem. He did not provide specifics on how he intends to ensure it, but he wrote that it would ‘include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.'”
Here’s a copy o Commissioner Goodell’s letter to the owners:
It was inevitable that Trump would win. It was just a matter of time.