Among declining ratings and pressure from fans, it appears the NFL is finally considering making a change. Players have knelt or sat for the National Anthem over the past year, but in recent weeks the protests have drastically increased, following President Trump’s comments that the NFL should consider firing players who refuse to stand.
President Trump seemed to threaten pulling tax breaks from the NFL over the controversy. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?” Trump Tweeted on Tuesday. “Change tax law!”
Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
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The change will be discussed at a meeting of team owners next week.
On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player who disrespects the flag.