The NFL took a soft, hands-off approch to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he began kneeling during the National Anthem last year. As a result, this sort of anti-American defiant behavior was unchecked and was allowed to spread.
In a recent interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump shared what the NFL should have done to Colin the moment he began kneeling. Said Trump, “I watched Colin Kaepernick, and I thought it was terrible, and then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming, and frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again.”
He continued, connecting it to what is happening before games today, “They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem. I will tell you, you cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem, you cannot do that.”
NFL owners have yet to formally take action against the anthem protesters, despite the fact that they have been losing considerable amounts of money due to declining TV ratings. As a response, they are going to meet next month to come to an agreement about how to deal with the protesters.
Said the NFL in a statement about the time being before the meeting, “There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized.” Do you think Trump is right about this out-of-control situation? Watch below: