You might remember last week I wrote this about Matt Light, who after excoriating his New England Patriots for kneeling during the national anthem was voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame by the fans:
While I don’t expect the league or the Patriots to acknowledge the part Light’s unequivocal response to those anthem protests had in his victory you better believe that not only has the league noticed this but every GM & Owner who might be consider signing one of the kneelers has too.
Well apparently they got the message because this is the breaking news from the NFL
Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pic.twitter.com/1Vn7orTo1R
— NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2018
Two years of bad publicity and the attacks from the President was not enough to make the owners bend.
But the knowledge that fans, even in the bluest states in the country have not forgotten or forgiven these actions combined with the knowledge that the Trump administration is becoming more, not less, popular, means their position and the prospect for a week to week count of who is kneeling and how is not, make their position untennable.
Of course people will note who stays in the tunnel and who will not and there will still be a little bit of pushback but all of that will be away from the sight of the cameras which is all the NFL really wants.
This is a huge win for Donald Trump who can take credit for this result but it is a bigger win for Democrat candidates who were rightly terrified of having to answer questions on this issue in districts they desperately need to win.
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