Today, after a lengthy three hour meeting, the NFL and its owners left the League’s policy regarding the anthem unchanged.
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Kneeling during the anthem, which was meant to bring awareness to social injustice, had morphed into protests against the flag, veterans and the country through false narratives created by Trump a few weeks ago when he attacked Kap and athletes who followed his movement. Athletes, fans and teams stood up in defense of the true purpose behind taking a knee, including LeBron James, who silenced “45” with his infamous “You bum!” tweet.
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Discussion swirled around the owners meeting which took place today at the NFL offices on Park Avenue, all centered around whether the owners would move on changing the League’s policy regarding players actions during the anthem. But when all was said and done between the owners and athletes who were on hand for the discussion, nothing was changed.
According to CBSSports.com, those in attendance included “retired receiver Anquan Boldin, Colts safety Darius Butler, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung, Dolphins players Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, and Michael Thomas, Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, Jets players Kelvin Beachum and Demario Davis, Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, 49erssafety Eric Reid, and Redskins’ cornerback Josh Norman.”
The NFLPA sent DeMaurice Smith, Eric Winston Don Davis while the League was represented by Commissioner Roger Goodell and Troy Vincent. Owners and representatives from the teams included “Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Bills owner Terry Pegula, Texans owner Robert McNair, Jaguarsowner Shad Khan, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Giants owner John Mara, Steelers owner Art Rooney, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and 49ers owner Jed York.”
The no-decision follows on the heels of League and players endorsing changes to criminal legislation.
And since it’s Tuesday and the NFL has decided not to fall victim to Trump’s venom, we’re sure he’s now firing up his Twitter to come at the NFL and its players with more false narratives.