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GAME OVER: ‘Disgraceful’ NFL to DITCH On-Field National Anthem

NFL owners and officials are considering changing the league’s rules for the upcoming 2018 season, crafting new policies that would keep all athletes in the locker room during the performance of the national anthem should player protests continue.

According to Sports Illustrated, the NFL is weighing the move after months of their athletes’ choosing to “take a knee” as the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ rings out throughout stadiums across the country.

The ensuring controversy has cost the league millions of dollars in decreased television ratings and ticket sales.

“I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” said a source close to the discussion.

President Trump thrust the issue of player protests into the national spotlight earlier this year when he called for a national boycott should the “disgraceful” league continue to permit political displays.

Just this week, the President called for a season-long suspension for one NFL star who chose to kneel during the US national anthem, but stood for the Mexican anthem while playing an international game in Mexico City.

Several coaches have vowed to stop the act, but none have implemented any policies that actually ban players from “taking a knee.”

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Frank Jackson

    November 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    They always try to change things, but never correct the parties doing damage to our country

  2. Betsy Cox

    November 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    What a disgrace to our country. Well the NFL will fail. Our National Anthem ;our flag and our country is our pride and joy. President Trump had nothing to do with this. It was one player who started kneeling and the rest followed.He should be deported back where he came from. He was adopted what a waste!

    • don

      November 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      I make a motion that they be fired, for not following the rules, Stand up for the National Anthem or let them go.

  3. Louie Sisneros

    November 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I Say……FIRE EVERYONE OF THEM THAT TAKE A KNEE DURING OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM

  4. Charlie Evaro

    November 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    oh really, not come out of your dugouts? that’s even a more disregard and insult to our Flag and National Anthem, you keep it up, and it get’s worse, you have money now, but you won’t later on, we the people will stand strong and determined to stop your insults of our country, The USA

  5. Linda Moker

    November 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I for one will not be coming back to the NFL. They can stand on their heads and sing the National Anthem and I will not waste my time or my money on anything NFL.They have insulted this country for too long. All my football watching will be college and purchasing college products.I start watching college at Noon on Saturday and usually end watching after Midnight when that game is finished.The only time I watch ESPN is when my Gators,Noles or Hurricanes are playing.As far as the Jaguars are concerned I stopped watching them when they took the knee in London.Then the owner had to open his mouth and blame Trump.The fan’s have not left the NFL because of Trump. He doesn’t speak for us. We left because of the way we feel about our country and the way the players and most of the Coaches are insulting it.

  6. Karon

    November 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Amen I will never watch again

  7. Randall Spores

    November 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    You Know, i don’t care if they stay at home during the National Anthem. I am finish with the NFL! These over Paid Want to be cry babies can starve before i give another Penney to support them! They have made their beds and now they can sleep in them. I Love to watch College Football games a lot more anyway because they are playing because they like to play! When the money really starts drying up and their paychecks start to fade away! I will be ready to ask them the QUESTION! Hows That Boycott Working For You Now? LOL

  8. woodenshoes1948

    November 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    NO TRUE PATRIOT WILL SUPPORT THE NFL EVER AGAIN. IF YOU ARE AT THOSE GAMES YOU ARE A TOTAL DISGRACE AND UNPATRIOTIC AND WE DON’T NEED YOU IN THIS COUNTRY. THE NFL MADE THEIR CHOICE AND NOW THE PERMANENT BOYCOTT IS APPROPRIATE AND WELL DESERVED.

  9. Vincent J Tassone

    November 22, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    What a disgrace! These men make thousands of dollars and they cannot stand for our National Anthem. Men and women in the military serve our country for a hell of a lot less that make it possible for these men to play football and earn thousands of dollars. The least they can do is honor our Flag and National Anthem! I have not and will not watch or go to another NFL game until this disgusting protest is terminated. I know many people who feel the same way I do.I served 37 years.

  10. Thomas G Hunt,Sr

    November 22, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I have an outstanding Idea, Why not just enforce your gamebook rules. Or would you rather show America you absolutely could care less about America also like the worthless players you are supporting.Is the NFL so ignorant they think the fans will return while still allowing the players to show their disrespect to our fallen heroes.Goodell is nothing but a coward himself. He would rather lose money than do whats right.

  11. Beverly Jorgensen

    November 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    This doesn’t help to stay in the locker room, it doesn’t solve a thing to not play the NA song, what should happen….get off their rear ends and support USA or just leave and see how it is in another country….

    • Phyllis White

      November 22, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Beverly, you are spot on!

  12. Noris

    November 22, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    THE LORD REBUKE THEM ALL!!!

    BUNCH OF FOOLS, THEY ARE JUST PAWNS BEEN USED BY MOSLEM Kaepernick AND DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT.
    The sole purpose of the DISRESPECT TO THE FLAG AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS A “MOSLEM PLAN TO BRING AMERICA DOWN! MOSLEMS DO NOT SALUTE ANY FLAG, JUST THE ISLAMIC FLAG AND MOSLEMS DON’T SING ANY NATIONAL ANTHEM BUT THE KORAN!

  13. John

    November 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    THis will not fix the problem if people keep staying away form the games and watching something else on television they NFL will get the message.

  14. Harry Brown

    November 22, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    fuck these hood rats

  15. Lisa Adkins

    November 22, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    You can take the player out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the player

  16. Paul

    November 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Go AHEAD AND DO IT DICK WADS. I’ll see you standing in the unemployment line in 5 years as your league folds around you.

  17. sses of yourselves.

    November 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    And you slathering idiots will continue to spend thousands of your hard earned dollars to take off your clothes, paint yourself stupid colors, scream yourselves horse, get sick from the cold and stuff yourselves with greasy hot dogs til you are totally sick. THEN the millionaire players will climb into their million dollar Ferrari’s and drive home laughing at you making asses out of yourselves. While they disrespect the USA and everything it stands for.

  18. Kenneth

    November 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    It’s time to send in snipers and order kill shots on anyone taking a knee during the anthem. Blood and fear are the only things that will get through to these treasonous swine. Refusing to stand for the national anthem is TREASON. And the punishment for treason is death- fuck trial by jury. You can then use the all the assets these pigs have to start paying the national debt

  19. Richard Misel Jr

    November 23, 2017 at 12:11 am

    The nfl is dead. keeping those grossly over paid jerk ball players in the locker room during the national anthem is NOT going to change the fact that they are a bunch over paid non-contributors non-producers that do NOTHING to keep America running day to day.! Bunch POS’s

  20. Tagged

    November 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    The players need to feel the pain-take away some money from them if they continue to show disrespect! They need to see that the majority of Americans don’t agree with their kneeling. The NFL ratings are way down and it’s because Americans are sick of them.

  21. Loretta F Katano

    November 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    IF they do this, next year there will be no NFL in this home. The NFL station was given to us for coming back to Direct but this will be the last year. We already have stopped buying anything NFL. And will not ever again. We are done with Football here. And I am so glad. And if all the owner’s agree to disallow the National Anthem after this year, I will believe it is just as much the owner’s fault as the players. One thing I do want to say, not all player’s are thugs. But a majority are. So good bye football hello baseball, volleyball and college football.

  22. Donald Hanson

    November 25, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Does the NFL really believe that not coming out for the autumn will bring back the fans??? They must be smoking some crazy kind of pot… Their band aid won’t work and it will be a very cold day in Hell before I ever tune up a NFL or NBA game in this life time….

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