As we reported, the league announced on Wednesday that team owners had approved a new policy stating all personnel “must stand” for the anthem or their team will be fined.
Trump obviously agreed with this Orwellian policy when asked about it on Fox & Friends, and even took it a step further by suggesting that players who don’t stand should be deported!
He told co-host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday:
“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there… Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
Oh, fun. He’s going full fascism this season.
There was, however, one part of the new policy POTUS didn’t agree with: the option that players who don’t wish to stand can stay in the locker room. He added:
“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still I think it’s good.”
Yup, his problem is that players still have a CHOICE.
While it may not be his ideal policy of STAND FOR ANTHEM OR PLAY FOR ONE OF THOSE SHITHOLE COUNTRIES, Trump couldn’t be happier that the NFL is finally siding against the peaceful protest.
Do U think players will stand up to this policy when the season begins?
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