President Donald Trump believes NFL players who protest the national anthem should be fired. Players, owners and the industry itself doesn’t appear to agree. Trouble began on Friday night when the President was speaking at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in Huntsville.
Along the way, Trump also took credit for the NFL's sagging TV ratings, criticized the league's crackdown on hard hits, and encouraged fans to leave games when they see players protesting. But now, Trump is getting some backlash. Aside from the multitude of players who took a knee this weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers opted to remain in the locker room while the national anthem played – something that many teams did prior to 9/11. Some high profile NASCAR team owners say they'll fire any drivers or crew members who don't stand for the anthem. Could the NFL adopt this policy? Doubtful, no after Comish Roger Goodell slammed Trump for not respecting the NFL. What the NFL COULD do, however, it make it policy the players remain in the locker room or the tunnel during the anthem. Just make it a new rule .Goodell's good at that.