On Friday, President Donald Trump told a crowd in Huntsville, Alabama, that he believes that the NFL should “fire” players who kneel during the national anthem.
Today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded. Here is his statement below:
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. 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.”