Washington, DC. – Following weeks of poor ratings, infighting, and declining sales the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell has circulated a memo among team owners and clubs calling on players and staff to stand and honor the flag and country during the national anthem.
It seems that the President has scored another win in the culture war after taking on and successfully defeating the National Football League. The protests begin en mass some months ago with players kneeling during the national anthem as a silent protest to perceived police brutality. However, the majority of Americans sided with the President and believed that the protests was disrespectful to the flag and national anthem. The President now famously said “Get those sons of b*tches off the field”.
The memo comes not long after Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones ordered his players to stand during the national anthem, a move which boosted popular support for the team as well.
“We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours,” Goodell wrote. “The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.”
Goodell added: “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”