The war of words between President Donald Trump and the NFL continues.
While the league continues to deal with some backlash from the continued protests during pre-game national anthems, Trump has continuously been pushing the NFL and its leadership to make changes to prevent players from demonstrating. Trump originally said back in September that players protesting should be fired, and he has recently taken aim at Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch by saying that Lynch should be suspended for his recent demonstrations.
Just ahead of the Thanksgiving slate of games, Trump is again calling out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, insinuating that the commissioner is not doing his job by allowing the protests.
The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league
The NFL has reportedly been working on ways to discourage players from demonstrating during the national anthem, but the league has made no official changes to their policy.
This is far from the only pressure that Goodell has been facing lately, as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been pressuring other owners around the league to block the contract negotiations for Goodell’s extension as commissioner.
The NFL has three games set to be played on Thanksgiving Day this year: Vikings vs. Lions, Chargers vs. Cowboys, and Giants vs. Redskins.