In response to commissioner Roger Goodell’s video last week in which he said the NFL erred in how it dealt with player protests of police brutality and systemic racism, President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday night, reopening the national anthem debate with the league.
The message came two days after Goodell pledged to do better as the league pushes toward the 2020 season, saying that he encouraged players to “peacefully protest.”
“We are listening. I am listening,” Goodell said. “And I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”
In Goodell’s message, he did not address the national anthem, the American flag or kneeling.
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