October 21, 2017
Trump: 'About time' NFL demands players stand during anthem

Trump: 'About time' NFL demands players stand during anthem

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Published 11:44 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2017 | Updated 10:05 p.m. ET Oct. 11, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says “it is about time” that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demands “that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY.”

Trump made a reference Wednesday on Twitter to Goodell’s meetings next week with NFL owners, where they will consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem. That’s a guideline that the league has left to the discretion of players who have kneeled in larger numbers after Trump’s criticism.

NFL owners will have their annual fall meeting in New York next Tuesday and Wednesday, and the league has invited the players’ union to take part.

“Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive…

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