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Donald Trump needs to get over the NFL players….

Things like this just makes him look stupid….

Trump launches petition against NFL players’ anthem protests

U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it.

The move came after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week rejected Trump’s calls to punish players who kneel for the anthem to protest racism. Trump has said the protests are unpatriotic and disrespectful of military veterans.

“The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support,” said the petition issued on Thursday by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence…..

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The NFL will NOT discipline players who continue to kneel…

Donald Trump loses another one…..

We still have the right of free speech and expression in America…

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the National Football League’s decision to not discipline players who take a knee during the national anthem, calling it a “total disrespect” to the United States.

“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!” the president wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, following a meeting with owners and players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league would not force players to stand for the national anthem….

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More on the Refs , Owners and the Commissioner of the NFL….

With as much noise as has been made in the 48 hours, we find the situation at a stalemate….

The veteran Referee’s are still locked out of their jobs….

The Owners DO NOT want to give the Refs a pension plan and they want to be able to get rid of Refs they feel are under performing…..(like a LOT of the guys working the games now)

As I said here a couple of times….

The Ref’s are the LEAST paid players on the field…..

The work the ENTIRE game…..

No NFL player at anytime does so….

While the Ref’s DO have other jobs….

So does EVERYONE ELSE that goes to a Pro Football Game….

The Owners are multi-Millionaires…

This is of the owners and NFL management’s own making…

And they need to get this settled even if they have to pay some sort of pension to the Refs who tend to be older than the players on the field and don’t have the ability to supplement their income with other football related things….

Pay’m…

Before someone REALLY get hurt….

The replacement embarrassment — games policed by underqualified officials who have served in an emergency role — reached its zenith Monday night when a blown call, by the league’s own carefully worded admission, cost the Green Bay Packers a victory against the Seattle Seahawks on national television.

The increasing upset on Tuesday — among fans, players and coaches — grew to include President Obama, who called the outcome of Monday’s game “terrible.”

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an ESPN radio appearance Tuesday, “The game is being tarnished by an N.F.L. who obviously cares more about saving some money than having the integrity of the game diminished.”

Those close to Goodell say he is concerned about the mistakes being made game after game. While Goodell is the most powerful commissioner in American sports, he is ultimately answerable to the owners of 32 teams. And as much as Monday’s game would seem to have put a spotlight on the need for a settlement — the sides negotiated on Tuesday, as they had for the past several days — it might actually have complicated matters for Goodell, who is personally involved in the talks.

Even some owners acknowledge that Goodell is in the difficult position of balancing the interests of his constituents. The league that Goodell came up in, working for the commissioners Pete Rozelle and Paul Tagliabue and many owners who had been in place well before the league boomed, is now populated by a disparate group of businessmen. Some of them have had their teams in their families for generations. Others are self-made successes in other fields. Many of them, regardless of background, are used to taking tough positions and not capitulating. They are very used to getting what they want, and they do not like being pushed around.

But the officials’ union says it would cost the N.F.L. just $3.2 million annually if the league met all of the demands, a tiny fraction of the N.F.L.’s $9 billion in annual revenue.

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NFL union warns cities, states of lockout…..

The Players contract runs out on March 4, 2011…..

NFL union warns cities, states of lockout

The National Football Association’s Players Association, gearing up for a potential lockout next season, is dispatching letters to political leaders in the cities in which the league has teams.

NFLPA President Kevin Mawae wrote similar letters — which can be read here — to top city and state officials across the country, warning of losses of some $160 million to each city in the event of a lockout.

“During one of the worst economies since the Great Depression, NFL owners are preparing to cancel the 2011 season and, in the process, devastate New York businesses and stadium workers who count on football Sundays to make ends meet,” Mawae said in a statement to be released with the New York letter. “It is our hope that the owners will shelve this plan and negotiate in good faith to ensure that we are playing for the fans in 2011.”…

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