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BREAKING! What the NFL JUST Ruled About The National Anthem Protests Will Make Patriots Not Happy

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Many people are boycotting the NFL. After the ratings crashed, ticket sales plummeted, and fans began boycotting, Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, issued a statement Tuesday, which read, in part:

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. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues.

The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.

Reuters reported the NFL does not plan on forcing players to stand, but instead, it will discuss an alternate solution during meetings with team owners Tuesday and Wednesday.

Joe Lockhart, an NFL spokesman, said Friday during a conference call:

“(Goodell) has a plan that he is going to present to owners about how to use our platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in this country

What we don’t have is a proposal that changes our policy, we don’t have something that mandates anything. That’s clear. If that was the case I doubt the head of the NFLPA would have put a joint statement out with us.”

the NFL is just dividing our country!

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