Wow, those ratings must have gotten pretty bad for ol’ Roger Goodell to flip on the national anthem.
Here’s what he’s saying now:
“Like many of our fans,” Goodell wrote, “we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.
“We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.”
I don’t have a problem with this. They should have done it from the beginning. An employer can tell his employee what to do – that’s all he’s doing here. And players can still protest – on their own damn time.
Can we please just get back to just playing football and the number one team in the AFC East, the awesome Buffalo Bills??!?!