President calls out Goodell for “trying to justify total disrespect”

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The President possibly has accomplished the unthinkable: Getting the NFL’s players to align behind their Commissioner.

On Saturday evening, President Trump issued another message on Twitter regarding the anthem issue, taking aim at the statement issued by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday morning.

“Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country,” Trump said. “Tell them to stand!”

Said Goodell on Saturday, in response to the urging of President Trump to remove from the field “that son of a bitch” who kneels or sits for the anthem: “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. 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 these 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.”

Apart from the fact that the NFL’s rules prevent the Commissioner from issuing any such mandate, the repeated efforts by President Trump to order the players to stand could have the opposite effect. And that could be exactly what he wants, sparking more protests and in turn generating more reaction from the President and his supporters.

It sets the stage for what could be a memorable Sunday of games, for reasons other than football.

138 responses to “President calls out Goodell for “trying to justify total disrespect”

  1. This is an easy target for Trump to firm up his base. The ultimate irony is that the original virus, Kaepernick sat or squatted under Obama and said he would stand under Trump.

  2. Why doesn’t one of these owners that support the players for kneeling, sit themselves? If you are going to make a stand go all out – don’t walk the middle of the road. At least Trump makes a decision right or wrong that is his views. Goodell your decisions……..well your track record speaks for itself. Heaven forbid you research or have an open mind on justice.

  3. Didn’t Roger tell the Cowboys they couldn’t honor the slain Dallas Police Officers but he’s giving the green light for #PigSocks? Roger better rethink his position.

  4. Apart from the fact that the NFL’s rules prevent the Commissioner from issuing any such mandate

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    Rules Schmules. Just do what you want, and if/when you get called on it, lie your butt off or blame everyone else.

  5. It’s a business here in the U.S., they can be audited & the big question: is the NFL a monopoly? If so then it might be time for some competition, Trump already lost that one once.

  6. I’m over this issue. I think it’s disrespectful and I always will. But I can’t make them stand. The NFL technically could. It’s called workplace policies. If you think you have total freedom at work try disobeying your boss. You have freedom of speech and expression at work—but it can actually get you fired. But since the NFL doesn’t want to take a stand and some of the players don’t want to stand, I think it’s time to just move on. Some will continue to show their ignorance by sitting or kneeling, and the media will continue to make a big deal out of it.

    But here’s my stand: this is the last article about a national anthem protest I will ever click on. Follow my lead people.

  7. First thought: Why are Goodell and other owners feeding this troll. He lives to see his name….don’t engage him. No controversy, no headlines….Trump get bored and goes away. Short attention span theater here folks.

    Second thought: Watching billionaires engage in twitter war like pre-teen girls is somewhat amusing.

  8. Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.

  9. You don’t have to like it–you don’t have to agree with it, but ALL OF US have the right to peacefully protest. And anyone trying to infringe on someone else’s rights to do so is thoroughly and completely un-American.

    Also, please stop using the military as your scapegoat. I work on a base and not one person, to a man, has given two sh#ts if anyone kneels. In fact, I have had quite a few people say that they fight to protect this type of freedom.

  10. The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in an ambush. Roger, The Owners & the NFL better decide who’s side their on. And Quick.

  11. you know something isn’t working when the highest paid player in the nfl has 6 regular season wins against other winning teams in 9 years

  12. It’s a good thing Trump has fixed all of the problems in the country, now he can focus on the NFL…oh wait, he has yet to fix much of anything, so instead he’ll try to get people focused on other things so they won’t notice that.

  13. Roger better watch out or the Feds are going to swoop in with some RICO charges. His pals over at the 2nd Circuit wouldn’t be able to save his keister on that one.

  14. My brother’s a cop. Detective, to be precise.

    I find what they players do to be particularly offensive to me personally. Anyone care about that? Pppffftffffttttt…

    The sickness of the victim class is real.

  15. Can’t wait till the NFL and all affiliated start to lose money because they are allowing dopes to kneel for a false narrative created by Obama, the American Pravda, ESPN etc etc.

    The Golden Goose has slit it’s own throat

  16. “The ultimate irony is that the original virus, Kaepernick sat or squatted under Obama and said he would stand under Trump.” Please find that quote for me, I can’t find it.

  17. A core principle of this country is the right to protest as long as it is peaceful. Period! As the grandson of an immigrant trump is not my choice as president; as a Patriots fan Goodell is not my favorite commissioner. As an American, go Goodell!

  18. mattwalshvideo says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    Can’t wait till the NFL and all affiliated start to lose money because they are allowing dopes to kneel for a false narrative created by Obama, the American Pravda, ESPN etc etc.

    The Golden Goose has slit it’s own throat
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    ESPN??? LOLOL

    At least call it “Disney” so you sound edu-ma-cated!

    #TakeAKnee

  19. Rodger Goodwill says Trumps remarks show a lack of respect for his players but has never said not standing for the flag is disrespectful !

  20. ringheadcrusher:

    Being a cop doesn’t mean that you (or your brother) get to infringe on someone’s right to exercise their first amendment rights. And every soldier I work with (and it’s a lot) don’t give two d*mns about people kneeling.

    Stop using cops and military as your scapegoats to infringe on people’s first amendment rights.

  21. Dear NFL-
    I have loved you for 50 years. You have been part of some of the best gatherings between family & friends over those years. I’m just an average white guy that likes football. Please don’t make me feel like a racist for not approving of the protests that I feel have no place on Sundays. Please don’t make me make a choice after all these years. You might be surprised by the choice.
    Average Fan

  22. Oh, and just a truthful reminder, our “president” has shown more disdain and disgust for athletes exercising their rights than Nazis or white supremacists.

    I guess I should expect nothing less from a son of a klansman who has settled multiple racial discrimination cases.

  23. I wonder if the trend of downward stadium attendance and television viewership will tip over the brink into free fall. Now with the President calling the league out that might be enough for people to walk away forever from the game. I know that most people I talk to no longer watch a full game during the whole season anymore and I haven’t watch one for 2 seasons only reading box scores. I wonder how the league will deal with networks no longer offering big tv contracts and pass the cost onto the players with much lower salary caps.

  24. smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________

    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.

  25. Or should we talk about the fact that Steph Curry (who was conveniently “disinvited” to the WH after he already said he wasn’t going) has talked more about the current issues in Puerto Rico (that’s a US territory for our Trumpers that don’t know) than the actual “president” of the United States.

  26. This website used to be about pro football but lately has become a political website. For all the fans who are unhappy about the players kneeling for the national anthem, don’t just complain about it, actually do something about it like boycotting Home Depot, or staying outside the stadium for the first quarter to show the NFL how you feel but most of you probably won’t.

  27. smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
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    If only Donald had known about another phony patriot, Ted Nugent, and his draft dodging pants.

  28. Ah America… The land where pure garbage like twilight and jersey shore are cultural phenomena, talentless hack celebrities like the Kardashians and Justin Bieber are idolized, and where pissing contests between the commissioner of a sports league and “the leader of the free world” are carried out via social media. God bless you, America. God bless you indeed

    Signed,

    A proud American disgusted with the direction this once great nation is heading

  29. Spending millions investigating Russian interference in elections when the real problem is ignorant Americans clueless to what freedom of speech is. There’s a large segment of America that simply doesnt get what being free means and the blindly follow anyone who works to take that freedom away. The heroes, the patriots are those who stand up to, or in this case kneel down to injustice and the real threat of a tyranical leader.

  30. I’m a veteran and I think you mouth breathers supporting Clown Trump can hit the road. The NFL will survive without you dopes. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, “patriots”.

  31. vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________
    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Refresh my memory about which draft Obama avoided.

  32. margoadams says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Didn’t Roger tell the Cowboys they couldn’t honor the slain Dallas Police Officers but he’s giving the green light for #PigSocks? Roger better rethink his position.

    My son is a police officer. When he became a cop he told me he thought it was the best way to help people. I look after his children sometimes and every time he walks out the door I wonder if I will see him alive again. Think about that. He always plays defense to people who are out to hurt people. My son was not raised to be a racist; his two best friends since kindergarten are black and they were in his wedding. In my opinion, the NFL and this site will eventually lose a lot of viewers. Let’s see if this reply gets past review. To morgoadams I can only say AMEN and AMEN.

  33. The anthem, the pledge, the flag. None of these were respected by the Founding Fathers, who knew what real freedom was about. And it had nothing to do with this type of symbolism.
    Our flag has evolved over time. The anthem as “official” is from the 1930s, the pledge from the early 1940s, the phrase “under God” in the 1950s. All created under pressure from the same kinds of “Super Patriots” who know little except what they’re told to believe by demagogues like Trump or Rush Limbaugh. Certainly very few of them have ever risked anything real for their freedom, they specialize in threatening others who they disagree with.

    BTW, the US is one of the few countries in the world that still indoctrinates it’s school children with a loyalty oath. It’s known as the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Washington, Jefferson, Adams, all of them would be horrified to see this kind of “freedom” in their country, which so many have fought and died for

  34. Trump destroyed the repubs and demos, not surprising he’s destroying a corporation that milks the taxpayers through loopholes and antics.

  35. 1bigtex says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________
    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Refresh my memory about which draft Obama avoided.
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    There’s surprisingly little information about Obama’s past, and it was Hillary’s campaign that started the first “birther movement”, not trump.

  36. imodan says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    Spending millions investigating Russian interference in elections when the real problem is ignorant Americans clueless to what freedom of speech is. There’s a large segment of America that simply doesnt get what being free means and the blindly follow anyone who works to take that freedom away. The heroes, the patriots are those who stand up to, or in this case kneel down to injustice and the real threat of a tyranical leader.

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    Amen

  37. Just do the anthem before the players take the field and all these right wing snow flakes with shut up. You guys whine as much as the liberals.

  38. stinkymcmulligan says:

    Not going to stand for the anthem – stay in the locker room.

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    Hey, before 2009 *everyone* stayed in the locker room for the national anthem, it’s a very recent change that had the players come out on the field for the national anthem. Why doesn’t anyone mention this fact?

    NFL teams got patriotic in recent years only because it was good for business. A 2015 congressional report revealed that the Department of Defense had paid $5.4 million to NFL teams between 2011 and 2014 to stage on-field patriotic ceremonies; the National Guard shelled out $6.7 million for similar displays between 2013 and 2015.

  39. Any of the players on my chosen team kneel tomorrow, I am done with them and the NFL. They can get along without me, but can they get along without 62 million others? That’s how many people voted for Donald Trump. If these guys want to protest, there are many ways to do that instead of disrespecting the flag during a game. We can all live without the game, but let’s see how well these football players get along without us and our money.

  40. smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________

    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.

    Uh, Trump came of age when we had the compulsory draft and did everything he could to avoid it. Obama came of age after the draft was ceased. Two different stories. See how I cleared that up for ya? Trump wraps himself in the flag every time he gets himself in trouble. If you can’t see through the con, don’t expect the rest of us to be so naive.

  41. wolfgangvomframps says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm
    It is sort of amusing that for all the right wing talk about “liberal snowflakes”, those who support Trump sure are upset about a few athletes engaged in short silent protest.
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    Or…the left wing relativists’ creeping death message has finally tainted ‘a few’ football players to the point they will obey their marching orders and protest (after all, Harry Edwards(go past the wiki and see who this guy is) is Kaepernick’s self called ‘mentor’ and Kaepernick is the ‘typhoid Mary’ of protests). It was a line not drawn that was crossed, but crossed nonetheless.
    This is about more than the flag to many of us. We could ignore the progressives attempts at cultural genocide when the music industry was gone. We could pick and choose when the movie and television industries were taken. Sports is about all that’s left and football is the heart of it in America. By the way, lots of people don’t care what any celebrity has to say about anything political. Celebrities say what keeps them getting paid. If Rosie or Chelsea or Whoopi or Dunham didn’t say those things they are told to, they wouldn’t enjoy their lifestyle anymore. Can you really say that their talent alone would carry them?

  42. They say you can find America in the comments section. What I’ve found from the comments on here today is that people feel sports and politics shouldn’t mix–but only if the politics are not to their liking. What is that really saying, folks?

  43. Rules Schmules. Just do what you want, and if/when you get called on it, lie your butt off or blame everyone else.

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    By the way, when I posted that above, I was referring to Both Trump and Goodell.

  44. Five year olds pick up their toys and go home when their mad. Five year olds use the silent treatment.Five year olds close the door to their room and refuse to come out.

    ADULTS SHOW UP ON TIME SAY YES SIR, AND HUMBLE THEMSELVES TO CONTINUE A CONVERSATION AND SOLVE PROBLEMS !

    PLAYERS PUT ON YOUR BIG BOY PANTS STAND UP, GO TO THE WHITEHOUSE AND TALK TO PEOPLE. PLAYERS THAT TALK TO THE MEDIA ARE JUST PUMPING THEMSELVES UP, THEY CARE LESS THE ANY OF US CAN IMAGINE ABOUT SOLVING SOCIAL ISSUES

  45. Spending millions investigating Russian interference in elections when the real problem is ignorant Americans clueless to what freedom of speech is. There’s a large segment of America that simply doesnt get what being free means and the blindly follow anyone who works to take that freedom away. The heroes, the patriots are those who stand up to, or in this case kneel down to injustice and the real threat of a tyranical leader.
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    How refreshing… someone with a brain.

  46. Let me know when the president takes time out of his busy campaign schedule (that AL speech was a campaign rally) to discuss the humanitarian crisis effecting over 3 million people in the US territory of Puerto Rico.

    Even Steph Curry has spoken about it…but sure, Trump (the son of a Klansman who dogged the draft twice) tell me more about these un-American athletes.

  47. vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________

    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    ___________________________________________

    My personal ‘favorite’ remains Bill Clinton, protesting against Vietnam while hiding from the draft in England. Just a further reminder, despicable behavior happens on both sides of the aisle.

  48. 1bigtex says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________
    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Refresh my memory about which draft Obama avoided.

    The draft ended in 1973 so Obama was about 12 years old. But as President he did one helluva job deconstructing the military and humbling this country when there was no need for it except to satisfy his warped view of our country.

  49. The people who watch the NFL don’t see it as Dance Moms or the Real Housewives and aren’t watching for that typr of drama. If the drama is who kneels and who doesn’t, the NFL will get crushed. Don’t forget, the stories of a potential $200 million NFL ad loss due to lower ratings were published before Trump’s Alabama speech.

  50. nenlain says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    Spending millions investigating Russian interference in elections when the real problem is ignorant Americans clueless to what freedom of speech is. There’s a large segment of America that simply doesnt get what being free means and the blindly follow anyone who works to take that freedom away. The heroes, the patriots are those who stand up to, or in this case kneel down to injustice and the real threat of a tyranical leader.
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    How refreshing… someone with a brain.

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    The kneeling is accomplishing absolutely nothing. It’s a symbolic gesture for players to raise their own social media profiles. If any of them wanted to fix things they’d be meeting with the whitehouse, meeting with local police, meeting with the very people they feel are parts of the problem. That’s what people that care, people that want to solve a problem do.

    This is a great country, and as a veteran that’s fought for our freedoms I find the kneeling insulting. The good of our country far outweighs the bad, and many honorable men and women fought and died to protect our way of life. The president is temporary, insulting – disrespecting the flag, our country, our veterans is no way to express problems with Trump.

    Go talk to the man – Big Boy Pants Try them on!

  51. I have been to hundreds of pro and college games……football and basketball……and there are ALWAYS hundreds if not over a thousand, of people, in the stands, who don’t stand for the anthem,or just talk and/or keeping yelling for their team…..EVERY GAME…..and no one has EVER said as thing about it……that is their right, just as it is the players, or yours, or mine……personally I stand, but that’s me…..but I have no problem with anyone using their right to do it……

  52. lostfourwords says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    They say you can find America in the comments section. What I’ve found from the comments on here today is that people feel sports and politics shouldn’t mix–but only if the politics are not to their liking. What is that really saying, folks?
    ________________________________

    What it says to me is you found exactly what you were looking for.

  53. vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________

    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    ___________________________________________

    My personal ‘favorite’ remains Bill Clinton, protesting against Vietnam while hiding from the draft in England. Just a further reminder, despicable behavior happens on both sides of the aisle.

    Clinton didn’t go around questioning other people’s patriotism, Or denigrating POW’s.

  54. Does anyone know if any of the NBA NHL MLB players have or are having similar protests of the national anthem ? Is it just NFL players protesting ? Any military soldiers protesting ? Any firemen protesting ?

  55. Calling half the country “deplorable” unites. Calling out cop haters divides. The liberal mind never ceases to amaze. The brilliance of Trump is that he is the lone conservative to use the left’s tactics against them.
    York should have tossed Kaepernick out of his stadium the first time he mocked the police by wearing “pig socks” at his job. This escalation is all on York and the NFL for allowing their product to ever be tarnished by hateful displays.

  56. itsfootballfolks says:
    September 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    IF THE INGRATES KNEEL, LEAVE THE STADIUM.
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    I think you have every right to kneel since you lack gratitude for the right our country gives us to peacefully protest.

  57. It’s laughable for a guy who defends nazi’s to tell anyone what’s disrespectful to our country. Draft dodging is a lot more disrespectful.

  58. If kneeling during the anthem is bad, then should I stop sneaking out to the bathroom when it’s about to start?

  59. UP, I don’t think York could have done anything about the pig socks unless practices have a dress code. Which I bet are now unofficially in place on every team.

  60. I think kneeling is a counterproductive way to protest your case. If you want to attract more to your cause kneeling during the anthem isn’t a smart move. It’s highly unpopular. There are smarter ways of going about it. That being said it is an individual’s right to do just that. The president should acknowledge that. He would much better served talking about healthcare, taxes, ect seeing that he has yet to pass anything of significance yet.

  61. Do people get that the principle of supporting a person’s right to protest is more important than what they are protesting? Who said “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. That’s what the first Amendment is about.

    Kaepernick is no intellectual giant. Anyone who equates Michael Brown with Rosa Parks is nuts. Good Cops are the best among us. But, he has a right to his flawed opinion. And to express it. And phony flag waver Trump has no business calling anyone out on patriotism.

  62. Hey, before 2009 *everyone* stayed in the locker room for the national anthem, it’s a very recent change that had the players come out on the field for the national anthem. Why doesn’t anyone mention this fact?
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    Not true. Back when the league had class, Bud Grant used to actually have his players practice standing at attention for the national anthem.

  63. smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm
    vjack says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    smithdp says:
    September 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Trump is a phony patriot. When he had his chance to serve he got five draft board deferrals to avoid the war. Then he trashed war hero POW John Mc Cain. Trump did everything to avoid serving but show up the draft board wearing heels.
    ____________________________________

    Good point. Now, refresh our memory of Obama’s extensive military service.
    ___________________________________________

    My personal ‘favorite’ remains Bill Clinton, protesting against Vietnam while hiding from the draft in England. Just a further reminder, despicable behavior happens on both sides of the aisle.

    Clinton didn’t go around questioning other people’s patriotism, Or denigrating POW’s
    ________________________________

    He did transfer top secret American military technology to the Chinese communists in exchange for a multi-million dollar contribution to his 1996 re-election campaign ( you can read all the details in William Tillman’s book “Year Of The Rat”)….so he’s got that going for him. And Obama, who’s selective service registration has never been verified, managed to hand over 150 billion in cold hard cash to the worlds leading terrorist nation.

  64. nenlain says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Spending millions investigating Russian interference in elections when the real problem is ignorant Americans clueless to what freedom of speech is. There’s a large segment of America that simply doesnt get what being free means and the blindly follow anyone who works to take that freedom away. The heroes, the patriots are those who stand up to, or in this case kneel down to injustice and the real threat of a tyranical leader.
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    Tyrannical leader? Please show evidence.

    Maybe in the future, but not yet.

    Meanwhile we can all use google to show the historical tyranny of George W. Bush and Barrack Obama.

    How many Americans and American children did Barrack Obama murder? How many has Trump?

    Hint: Trump’s number is zero, Obama’s number is not zero.

    What is tyranny if Obama can kill American children and nothing happens, yet my fellow Democrats freak out when Trump has done NOTHING.

    Don’t forget Obama’s roles in MILITARIZING THE POLICE (kinda important for this issue), CAFTA, CISPA, massive spying, whoring for Wall street, prosecuting no one on wall street, no glass-steagall, allowing trillions upon trillions of dollars to scumbags that destroyed the economy that was NOT fixed under Obama.

    What’s sad is that we all lived through the lies and tyranny of Obama and Bush, yet so many idiots claimed Trump was worse from the get go after NOTHING.

    Hell even Bill Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall, passed NAFTA, botched WACO, illegally bombed Serbia, etc, etc.

    Facts are facts. The fact is, Trump hasn’t done anything, while the outrage wasn’t there for psychopaths like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barrack Obama.

    It’s also funny that Pat Tillman gave up his career to fight and die, and idiots like Sherman/Bennett/Kaepernick pretend they are doing the world a favor by protesting during the anthem so they can blame whitey for the policy enacted by people of all races, to the detriment of all races… but trying to pretend it is because of white people and it only effect people of color.

  65. I love, I mean I really love all the faux outrage by all the “patriots” who never raised their right hands and said “I do somenly swear”…

    I did twice! Once as a DEP at 17 and once on my 18th birthday. Got a beautiful DD-214 with lots of cool accommodations of which I earned every one including combat zones!

    Most will have zero idea about that second paragraph…if you are outraged and don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be as outraged as you are.

  66. Trump. This is the same person who said that John McCain, a real hero, is a loser for getting captured. No I don’t think I’ll let him lecture me on patriotism. No not today or ever.

  67. Smith, I totally agree with you. And Lap is not the first, nor the last who will become unhireable in their profession because of their comments and or actions.

  68. Looking through the comments further galvanized my mind that this country truly is divided. Trump just needs to stop being a populists and start doing his job. This back and forth juvenile banter is childish. Maybe focus on North Korea, create jobs, WORK ON HEALTHCARE for all Americans, immigration, and MAGA! This does nothing to MAGA it only creates more tension between the American people. Just look at the comments above!! Imagine that on a national level! It’s clear he has a vendetta against the NFL based on his USFL flop but don’t make it the nation’s problems. GET BACK TO WORK TRUMP !!

  69. trump, in a most cowardly fashion, disrespected our flag by securing FIVE deferments, some under spurious circumstances. The man is a complete hypocrite and totally unqualified and incapable of leading our country, the Russian stooge.

  70. Hope all of you that are done with the NFL stay true to your word. Don’t expect to see any of you on PFT after the games start tomorrow and the rest of us can continue to argue and make comments about the NFl and our favorite and least favorite teams.

  71. My opinion for what it’s worth: I see kneeling for the anthem as disrepectful to the US Military and the very group that has fought and lost their lives protecting your right to protest. The protest is against the police brutality that has been evident against black men who were unarmed. Two different groups.

    The most troubling thing about this all is a president who is wasting time tweeting about things that are not relevant to the crisis that this country is experiencing: disaster recovery for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, etc.; the threat from Iran , North Korea and ISIS. Please for God’s sake act presidential and turn your focus on where it should be.

  72. So do you think you will be having football stories again. Games start in 10 hours. I don’t need to know what every billionaire owner thinks about trumps comments. Just who is playing who is out. And other gameplay relevant stories.

  73. I wonder if the liberals, at least the ones with jobs, will make up the revenue from losing 30 plus percent ticket sales, TV Sunday Ticket, jerseys/ hats/ etc?

    Be careful owners. You are doing a dis-service by playing the white guilt card.

    -Dolphins fan.

  74. President Trump is giving cover to the owners for the strike years from now. Ratings will drop, fans will be so pissed at the spoiled players complaining about how bad they have it, that the owners can replace all with scabs at a cheaper price. Owners will argue drop in revenues justifies the cuts.

  75. i wonder how many of you that are angry about some one taking a knee for the anthem dont take your god damn hat off!! which to me is much more disrespectful then taking a knee… and even though i myself dont agree with taking a knee, I how ever find Trumps very political motivated statements to be wrong, and contrary to the very freedom the flag stands for

    And please tell me how you can champion individual freedoms and yet be more upset about people taking a knee then some one driving their freaking car into a crowd.The owners know they are offending a segment of Americans and it may cost them money, but they are smart enough to know this is an attack on freedom, and they are doing the right thing, by releasing respectful statements refuting the POTUS

  76. Solution: Play our National Anthem before the players enter the field before the start of the game or don’t play the Anthem for those greety millionaires. Tired of people posting about their rights. Protest on your time not the time of your employment. If 99.99% of us protested during our work ours we would be fired. Desecrating our flag and National Anthem is a big disgrace. Sure wish Pat Tillman was still around, I bet he’d knock some sense into these clowns.

  77. If you don’t start your work day listening to the National Anthem do you really have a right to judge someone that does?

  78. Football players are notoriously portrayed as ignorant and now I can see why. Where in the American constitution does it condone racism or killing of unarmed citizens of any color? If you are unhappy about a particular incident feel free to peacefully protest at that locale. But a bunch of black millionaires protesting racism when they couldn’t earn 1/10 their salary in any other country is almost laughable. Yes, in this country you have freedom of speech but that works both ways. I for one will never watch an NFL game when I see someone disrespecting this country. The government should sue the NFL for all of the CTE damages to players and let those 10 mil. a year players earn a living bagging groceries which is about all 90% of them are qualified to do.

  79. These players don’t see what the future holds! PAY CUTS! The ratings will continue to fall! I can’t wait!

  80. mattwalshvideo says:
    September 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    Can’t wait till the NFL and all affiliated start to lose money because they are allowing dopes to kneel for a false narrative created by Obama, the American Pravda, ESPN etc etc.

    The Golden Goose has slit it’s own throat
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    Its hard to discuss a “false narrative” with strong grounds when your handle is “matt walsh video” which was debunked loooong ago.

  81. trump = draft dodger

    the hypocrisy
    =====

    Your princley QB and your saint of an owner are two of his most well known supporters.

    (laughing out loud) How does that make you feel?

  82. bastardfromhell says:
    September 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Solution: Play our National Anthem before the players enter the field before the start of the game or don’t play the Anthem for those greety millionaires. Tired of people posting about their rights. Protest on your time not the time of your employment. If 99.99% of us protested during our work ours we would be fired. Desecrating our flag and National Anthem is a big disgrace. Sure wish Pat Tillman was still around, I bet he’d knock some sense into these clowns.

    —————–
    Maybe you should read up a little on Pat Tillman. He was a liberal thinker who corresponded regularly with Noam Chomsky. His widow is angry that his death has been used by Trump and conservatives to flog a dogmatic agenda that Tillman would have criticized vehemently if he were alive. “The very action of self-expression and the freedom to speak from one’s heart — no matter those views — is what Pat and so many other Americans have given their lives for,” says Marie Tillman. “It is my sincere hope that our leaders both understand and learn from the lessons of Pat’s life and death, and also those of so many other brave Americans.”

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