Roger Goodell Blasts Trump as “Disrespectful” and “Divisive”


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell condemned Trump’s remarks criticizing NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in a statement.

Goodell called Trump’s comments “divisive” and said they show a “lack of respect” for the league and its players.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in the statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Many would say the NFL is divisive and disrespectful.

You know what’s divisive? If Goodell gives these NFL players an “equality month” as they asked.

The anthem has nothing to do with so-called black oppression. The only reason to kneel, in many peoples’ minds, is to show how much you hate America and how little respect you have for our flag. The kneelers can twist it any way they want but many of the kneelers have harshly condemned America as “oppressive”. Colin Kaepernick walks around with police as pigs socks and Castro t-shirts.

The players rail about oppression as they make tens of millions of dollars from their so-called oppressors.

The comments Goodell took exception to were the ones the President made in Alabama.

Trump said at a rally in Alabama that “we respect our flag”. He asked if people wouldn’t love to see a team owner say get the “son-of-a-b*ch” off the field and fire them?

It’s a “total disrespect” of our flag and “everything we stand for”, Trump continued. He also referred to the NFL ratings going down partly because of the players’ behavior.


  1. Goodell, you’ve lost it. You’re just the owners’ pawn. You’ve been involved with the league for over 30 years and have been on the owners’ side on every issue, including not believing that football hits cause permanent brain damage, not instigating a serious drug testing program, being wishy-washy about player suspensions, and now you’re cowering to the few ignorant players’ demands because you think it’s what the public wants. You’re all about ratings. You need to leave and let someone in the position of commissioner who will enforce the league rules.

  2. Let them continue on this path. I love it. Bring more attention to the disrespect of our flag and our country, and the blatant ingratitude, and yes, racism, of these players. Watch as more and more people tune out the NFL. And Goodell can harp all he wants about all the good these millionaires do. How they are a unifying force … seriously, man, you better learn to speak some truth.

    • Let’s enjoy the tailspin. Goodell makes a fool of himself anytime the union asks him to. Lots of the players can be easily convinced to walk out. It may occur. Fans are fools to allow the union to use this cowardly liberal commissioner to control their leisure time.

  3. I didn’t vote this election as neither was good enough for President, but Trump IS the President and should have the American people behind him. I didn’t vote for Obama either time either but didn’t disrespect the man!

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