Another Sunday brings more chaos to the NFL.
Despite the hope and encouragement of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for players not to protest during the National Anthem, rebellious players continued to act out.
Some teams respected the wishes of Goodell and the fans and chose to respect the National Anthem.
Others, not so much.
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However, one of the biggest protests was again registered by the San Francisco 49ers. For the second week in a row, the 49ers had seven players kneel. Safety Eric Reid, linebacker Reuben Foster, linebacker Eli Harold, safety Adrian Colbert, cornerback K’Wann Williams and receiver Marquise Goodwin all took a knee during the anthem. The rest of the 49ers locked arms and stood.
Dallas Cowboy David Irving held a fist over his heart during the national anthem and then briefly raised it after the song’s conclusion.
Meanwhile, photos of stadiums with huge gaps of empty seats at kickoff time circulated on social media.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7.
The ongoing chaos at the NFL appears to be delaying Goodell’s contract.
Had the issue not existed, Goodell’s contract might have been completed at last week’s owners meeting in New York, sources said. However, because the issue has become so critical to the league, the NFL’s compensation committee spent about only 20 minutes Wednesday discussing Goodell’s extension, with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank leading those talks, sources told ESPN.
The NFL is in a freefall and the absence of leadership is causing significant harm to the league.