During a recent speech, President Trump delivered some harsh words regarding the NFL protests. He condemned the protesters and said that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. After Trump’s statement the league’s commissioner — Roger Goodell — criticized the commander in chief’s comments at an Alabama campaign rally.
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in the statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like [Trump’s] demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr. chimed in and utterly destroyed the embattled commissioner, tweeting:
“If only Roger Goodell cared as much about domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as he does about disrespecting America. #nfl.”
If only Roger Goodell cared as much about domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as he does about disrespecting America. #nfl
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 25, 2017
Don just hit a nerve, but his words were on point. In recent years, Goodell has been in hot water for not doing enough to combat the major concussion problem facing players, reports The Truth Division. He has also been accused of giving longer suspensions to players who do recreational drugs than those who attack women.
And now, allowing players to disrespect the national anthem and American flag might just be the drop that spilled the glass, resulting in an end of his career as NFL’s top dog.
There’s no telling what will happen next, but someone will eventually have to bear the consequences of everything that’s happened.
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