President Donald Trump reacted Friday to NFL player demonstrations during the national anthem on Thursday night, saying that “a football game … is no place to protest” and calling for players who protest to be suspended without pay.
Early Friday, Trump responded on Twitter.
The league and the players’ union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played, or remain in the locker room.
“There has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement issued Thursday night. “The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room.
“We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”
Trump loves interjecting himself into football policies. He still so sadly wants to own an NFL team. Sorry bud, you missed the boat. Just focus on your Presidency, not the NFL.