Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The NFL's Contradictory Stance on the National Anthem.
By Bob Resch. Purple Walrus Press.
Come to find out concerning all the controversy surrounding the
National Anthem, The NFL DOES have a rule pertaining to players
conduct during the Anthem found on pages A62--63 that states:
"The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and
all players must be on the sideline for National Anthem. During the
National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at
attention, face the flag, hold their helmets in their left hand, and
refrain from talking."
Apparently the White House and the NFL are unaware of this rule. Mr.
Trump says "The NFL's refusal to impose rules for the National Anthem
shows the league has total disrespect for the country." In their
just concluded Winters Owners meeting, the NFL now feels it's OK for
players to kneel and link arms as a show of solidarity. The NFL made
no mentioned of the existing rule or imposing any fines for breaking
Mr.Trump has always had a nose for Big Sports, Big Money, Big Glitz
and Big Glamor. In the early 80's as owner of the New Jersey Generals
in the USFL, his involvement was called A BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS! He was
also widely blamed for the demise of the league in 1985 by trying to
force the league, which played in Spring, to go head to head with the
NFL in the Fall. Major Failure.
So it appears that 35 years later he is still battling the NFL.
One thing's for certain in the history of mankind.....RULES ARE MADE
TO BE BROKEN!
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