Earlier this week the NFL announced that they will be putting on hold the new league rule requiring players on the field to stand for the playing of the national anthem.
Here’s the following statement on the matter from the NFL.
“The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue. In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy. No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
The letter continues.
“The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly demonstrated by the many players doing extraordinary work in communities across our country to promote equality, fairness and justice. Our shared focus will remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.
Donald Trump didn’t waste any time to respond and took to his usual outlet, Twitter, to make a statement on this new development.
“The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again – can’t believe it!” Trump marveled on Twitter. “Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart?”
Trump then began to mock NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he continues to fail in finding a quick solution and proposed his own penalties for players who refused to stand for the national anthem.
“The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand,” he wrote. “First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!”