Other Views: NFL respects right to protest

Defensive end Olivier Vernon is the only Giants player to kneel during the national anthem

The demonstrations began past year with former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been unable to find a new team after leaving the 49ers.

Goodell also said there were only "six or seven" players protesting.

Commissioner Roger Goodell is correct, of course, that Americans - NFL players included - should show proper respect during the playing of the national anthem, and salute the flag as appropriate.

For nearly a month, the american president is engaged in a standoff with the NFL players posing a knee on the ground during the national anthem. Thursday, Trump tweeted that the NFL's decision to stand by its players exhibits "total disrespect for our great country". "We'll address issues - I can't deal with hypotheticals right now, we'll deal with those issues if they come up - but for right now, that's our focus".

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"Again, we believe that our player should stand for the national anthem". "It's also an important part of our game, that we all take great pride in". The statement also stressed that "everyone who is part of our National Football League community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military".

Donald Trump refuses to take a knee when it comes to countering the wave of national anthem protests across the NFL. "We hope and are going to try to get that to zero", Goodell said.

Following Trump's comments at the rally and on Twitter, players from nearly every NFL team knelt or stood with their arms locked during the national anthem. The rules of the league says that players "should" stand up during the Star-Spangled Banner, but does not make this mandatory.

He said the players "will state to you, and they have stated to everyone publicly, they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag", Goodell said. Until people like Trump, who refused to condemn racists, white supremacists and KKK, begin a dialogue, protests will continue.

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