Trump slams NFL's decision to continue allowing kneeling as 'total disrespect'

NFL and Players Association Issue Joint Statement Amid Protests: Nothing Resolved

Team owners, the NFL Players Association executive director, and the NFL Commissioner will be meeting this week to discuss how they will handle national anthem protests moving forward.

His comments followed a two-hour session with 11 owners, union officials and players at the NFL fall meeting in New York City, where the league had been expected to discuss a policy change forbidding kneeling or sitting during "The Star-Spangled Banner". The NFL and the NFLPA, in a joint statement, described "a productive meeting" that involved discussions of how the league, owners and players could "work together" to "promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities".

Goodell was asked if players were told they must stand during the national anthem.

United States President Donald Trump has accused the NFL of showing "total disrespect" for the United States by not forcing players to stand during the national anthem. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said his team would bench any player who protests during the anthem and thereby, in Jones's view, shows disrespect to the American flag.

"[Our discussions] reflected our commitment to work together with our players on issues of social justice", Goodell said.

"We spent today talking about the issues that players have been trying to bring attention to -- issues to make our communities better", Goodell said".

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Notably absent on the owner side was Jerry Jones, who is arguably the most powerful owner in the National Football League - as well as Dan Snyder, whose team has been under fire for years due to the fact they they are named after a racial slur for Native Americans. He's also said the the team believes that "in this hard time of division and conflict, it is more important than ever for football to be a great unifier".

Day 2 of the NFL Commissioner's meetings with owners and players will continue Wednesday and another press briefing will be held.

Some fans have said they are heeding his calls to boycott games while the kneeling continues, which Trump has said is unpatriotic and an insult to the country's military veterans.

Scott, who is not a caucus member, said he understands the players' view but believes that "every man, woman and child should stand for the flag". "But they also understand how it's being interpreted".

"We need to make real differences in our community".

The president has made the protests, mainly acted out by kneeling during the pre-game national anthem, a central part of his nationalist rhetoric in recent weeks as he attempts to reframe the quest for equality as an anti-patriotic gesture. "That's where our hope is, and we hope over time, few players will kneel".

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