Two days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement admitting the league was flawed to disregard gamers who knelt in protest in the course of the nationwide anthem, President Donald Trump once more weighed in on the matter.
In his assertion, Goodell pledged his assist gamers who’re protesting and stated he deliberate on reaching out to gamers individually.
“We, the Nationwide Soccer League, condemn racism, and the systematic oppression of Black individuals. We, the Nationwide Soccer League, admit we had been flawed for not listening to NFL gamers earlier, and encourage all to talk out and peacefully protest,” Goodell stated. “We, the Nationwide Soccer League, consider Black Lives Matter.
“I personally protest with you and need to be a part of the much-needed change on this nation. With out Black gamers, there could be no Nationwide Soccer League, and the protests across the nation are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of Black gamers, coaches, followers and employees. We’re listening, I’m listening, and I will likely be reaching out to gamers who’ve raised their voices and others on how we will enhance and go ahead for a greater and extra united NFL household.”
On Friday, Trump tweeted his assist of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who said on Wednesday that he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” After Brees apologized for his remarks on Thursday, Trump said Brees shouldn’t have apologized at all. Brees later countered Trump’s praise.
“I am a big fan of Drew Brees. I think he’s truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high,” Trump tweeted. “We ought to be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on coronary heart. There are different issues you possibly can protest, however not our Nice American Flag-NO KNEELING!”