The mob wins again….
The National Football League has backed down in the face of intense SJW pressure and will not be banning protests during the national anthem.
In an embarrassing shift, the NFL has “frozen” the half-assed ban on sideline kneelers after the player’s union filed a grievance last week.
The league was also forced to blink when Tennessee Titans star Jurrell Casey told CNN that he would ignore the new rule and take a knee anyway.
Then there was the uproar on Thursday when a leaked document by an NFL team suggested that kneelers could face suspension leading to a social media eruption.
Shortly thereafter, the announcement was made that the NFL backed down.
With the Dolphins facing backlash after submitting required paperwork to the NFL that included potential disciplinary measures for protesting during the national anthem, the league has decided to hit pause on its new anthem rules, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/otAPeGeduD
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 20, 2018
With the Miami Dolphins facing backlash after submitting required paperwork to the NFL that included potential disciplinary measures for player protests during the national anthem, the league has decided to hit pause on its new policy, sources told ESPN.
The league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday that said “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks” while both sides continue to hold discussions to figure out how to move forward.
“The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue,” the joint statement said. “In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy.
You have to hand it to Commissioner Roger Goodell and his $40 million a year contract, he has really made a hot mess out of this one.
For those who may have been on the fence about tuning in again this year after the new rule, you may want to reconsider.