President Donald Trump is highly disappointed with the National Football League’s decision not to pass a rule that requires players not to stand during the National Anthem.
On the organization-wide meeting NFL has held were invited coaches, owners and players and argued about what response to offer to those who tend to continue kneeling or sitting during the pre-game tradition.
Trump couldn’t help but expressing his deep frustration and wrote to Twitter: “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!”
Per Fox News, the NFL is planning to move forward with how to deal with the protests:
In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, the NFL and the NFLPA said that owners and players had “a productive meeting” to focus on how to “work together” and “promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities.”
The NFL reviewed and discussed “plans to utilize” their platform “to promote equality and effectuate positive change,” but seemingly did not make it a league-wide rule to require players to stand for the national anthem, despite the president’s wishes.
“Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military,” the statement read. “In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change.”
Trump has been very vocal about the protests over Twitter:
As we previously reported, Pat Garrett took on the anthem protesters with a new song.
His lyrics echo Trump’s sentiments: “I’m gonna stand with my hand on my heart, Because Old Glory represents the nation I love.”