NFL Caves: Owners Consider Rule Change Requiring Players To Stand For National Anthem
Posted by Tyler Durden on October 10, 2017 4:16 pm
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It appears that Trump is about to have the last laugh in his long-running spat with the NFL.
Moments ago, Dow Jones reported that NFL owners are considering a rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem.
A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported.
In recent seasons, primarily black professional football players have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. The protests started after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year began kneeling during the anthem to protest police mistreatment of black Americans.
As a reminder, earlier on Tuesday Trump tweeted that tax laws should be changed so that the NFL doesn’t get “massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country.”
Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
The Feud started in late September, when the president renewed discussion about the protests when he urged owners to “fire” the “son of a bitch” who kneels during the anthem.
And while we await more details, we wonder just how dramatic the NFL viewership – and ad revenue – collapse in the past few weeks must have been for the football league, which initially was so vocally against Trump, to make such an dramatic and unexpected U-turn.