For John, BLUF: "If you want more Trump, this is how you get more Trump." Nothing to see here; just move along.
Interestingly, the accompanying photo is of the NFL Logo, on the field, and not of the stands, which have sometimes been fairly empty this season.
This is an Associated Press story in The Boston Globe, by Reporter Catherine Lucey, 23 September 2017.
Here is the lede plus two:
SOMERSET, N.J. — The NFL and its players’ union on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest ‘‘when somebody disrespects our flag.”Poor Donald Trump. He tries to give some good marketing advice to the NFL and he gets disrespected for it.
“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,’’ the league commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a statement.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, tweeted: ‘‘We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports.’’
Regards — Cliff