US: NFL Owners to Discuss Policy on Standing for Anthem

US: NFL Owners to Discuss Policy on Standing for Anthem, by Matthew Futterman.

The National Football League said it would consider requiring all of its personnel to stand for the national anthem, a move that could defuse a dispute with President Donald Trump but create a showdown with players over their right to protest.

The decision to consider the change came after weeks of persistent criticism from the GOP president about players protesting during the anthem, including his call for fans to boycott games if the demonstrations continue. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game after members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the anthem.

The controversy is “threatening to erode the unifying power of our game,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo to league executives on Tuesday. …

The decision to consider an adjustment reflects the mounting concern among owners that the controversy could have long-term financial implications for the country’s most popular sport. …

On Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump tweeted, “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks [on building stadiums] while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?” …

PC retreats. Virtue signaling cost them too much: ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Hits Season Low As Vikings Win Tight Game.

The PC left can easily be defeated if we just stand up to them. We are in the majority, even though their control of the media makes it seem like they are everywhere and the only voices. Trump’s instincts were good in opposing the NFL protests — and it looks like he is winning!

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