Roger Goodell wants an annual salary of $50 million for being the NFL commissioner. That’s a heavy salary for a guy who stands back and does nothing while his players refuse to stand for the national anthem.
NFL TV ratings are down this year — ratings were down last year. That’s because the American people are tired of overpaid athletes disrespecting the American flag during the anthem. But Goodell doesn’t seem to care. He has done nothing to stop the players from stomping on the patriotic tradition.
The heartbreaking display of disrespect carried over into Thanksgiving when, during the performance of the national anthem before the Redskins’ game against the Giants, New York defensive lineman Olivier Vernon took a knee.
Afterward, President Trump’s social media guru, Dan Scavino, took to Twitter to make the following statement: “While
@NFL ratings continue to plummet… Not So Thankful: @Giants @OlivierVernon54 Kneels During the National Anthem on Thanksgiving Day (while a Master Sergeant of the United States Army sings) at FedEx Field…”
While @NFL ratings continue to plummet📉…
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 24, 2017
President Trump also reacted Friday morning via a tweet:
“Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss!”
Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss! https://t.co/udXP5MR8BC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
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