NY Giants Won’t Punish Players Who Protest During Anthem
The NFL can't make up its mind as to what to do about players demonstrating during the National Anthem. Their latest compromise was to tell teams that if players want to protest, they can just stay in the locker room during the Anthem, but teams could still punish them for not being on the field - which isn't a compromise at all.
Then the NFL said "look, we're just going to let each team deal with things in their own way - if you want to fine players who kneel, if you want to suspend them, if you want to keep them in the locker room, go for it."
When asked, Giants owner Steve Tisch said
We support our players. They are not going to be punished. There is not going to be any punitive action taking place against them."
When asked what he thought about the President's Twitter rants against the NFL, Roger Goodell, and the players, Tisch said
Hopefully he’ll have much more going on that he’s going to have to deal with and should deal with and must deal with than worrying about what NFL players do. He has no understanding of why they take a knee or why they’re protesting. When the new season starts, I hope his priorities are not criticizing the NFL and telling owners what to do and what not to do."
Are you a Giants fan? Will this make you stop watching games on Sunday, will you cancel your season ticket plan, will you burn a jersey? Or will you still watch and root for your team?
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