the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Washington DC, President Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Saturday to continue his attacks on NFL players protesting the national anthem.”If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”
Earlier President Trump started his war of words with the NFL national anthem protesters setting off a firestorm , “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!”
President Trump has gone as far as to say NFL fans should stop going to football games until players who kneel during the national anthem are suspended or fired.
Owners, players and media continue to defend the players actions ,while rating plummet and stadiums sit empty . The NFL seems to want to demand respect , while disrespecting . The right to protest and dissent is fundamental to the American way of life ,but so are the consequences of that protest.
While players feel that they have a right to give voice to past and present perceived injustices most fans see little more than a bunch of over paid athletes complaining about making far to much money. Like Entertainers , who are generally valued for their their talent not their political acumen most fans wish the players would just play football .
Recent revaluations about concussions have already done serious damage to the NFL brand casting a shadow over the leagues long term viability , but now the leagues efforts to alienate their fan base looks to be putting the final nails in the coffin .