President Donald Trump just can’t keep his Twitter fingers from working overtime. The head of state has once again lit up the social media giant with applause for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for telling all players they must stand during the National Anthem.
Trump hit up Twitter Wednesday (October 11) to salute Goodell.
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
This week, rap stars T.I. and Diddy spoke up in light of the NFL drama.
I did have a dream to own a nfl lteam but after this post my DREAM IS TO OWN OUR OWN LEAGUE. WHERE YOU CAN BE YOURSELF. Have a retirement plan. Have the freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!!!!! New dream alert!!!!! Sell me the NFL NOW!!!! #fuckthat #takedat AND FOR THE RECORD IM NOT EVEN MAD. ITS OUR FAULT FOR NOT HAVING THE COURAGE OUR ANCESTORS HAD!!!!! Maaaaaaan!!!! #TAKEDAT AGAIN
This week, G.O.O.D. Music’s Common shared his issues with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatening punishment for any of his players which protest the National Anthem.
“I think some people who feel like what’s going on with the kneeling and the anthem, it’s a form of, you gotta acknowledge what Francis Scott, when he wrote the Anthem, acknowledge all the verses, acknowledge the stuff where it’s talking about enslaving people and then think about how the people like black people how we feel that that’s at the core of what that National Anthem is, right? … To me it’s an owner mentality. It’s like a slave owner mentality, to be honest. Like, ‘You gonna do what I say on this.’ Nobody disrespecting the job, they’re not on the job saying disrespectful things, they’re just saying this is how I want to place my body during this anthem.” (TMZ)
This week, former NFL superstar Shannon Sharpe unleashed his emotions over Jones’ remarks.