Legendary football coach Lou Holtz just dropped a ton of common sense on the NFL’s national anthem debate after President Trump tweeted about it to say the NFL players should be punished for kneeling:
Lou Holtz: “I have never attended a football game that did not have the national anthem before the game, it’s part of the sport.”
Lou Holtz: “I have never attended a football game that did not have the national anthem before the game, it’s part of the sport.” pic.twitter.com/2VICFj6UcC
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 21, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE NFL NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTROVERSY:
Pete Hegseth called out the NFL Commissioner on “caving” to the players by putting a hold on the new anthem policy that requires players on the field to stand for the anthem. He’s spot on!
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) July 20, 2018
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE ANTHEM POLICY:
The NFL players continue to dig their own grave to sink what was once a wildly popular sport that made millions for players. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Did team owners finally get the message from American football fans? The team is claiming that, “all options are still open”.
Breaking news tells us that in a report from the “proper anthem conduct,” the Miami Dolphins players could be suspended for protesting the national anthem even though the team says all options are open…
Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem reportedly could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.
The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted on anonymity because the document is not public. It classifies anthem protests under a long list of “conduct detrimental to the club,” all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fine, or both.
In a statement, the Dolphins confirmed they sent the NFL the document, without offering specifics on what plans it laid out.
“The NFL required each team to submit their rules regarding the anthem before their players reported to training camp,” the team said. “We will address this issue once the season starts. All options are still open.”