A decision has been made regarding the act of disrespect done by football players in the ongoing NFL protests. Responsibility is trying to be avoided as the NFL players that took a part in the offensive form of protesting tend to continue playing and not face any consequences.
The NFL will not punish players who skipped the National Anthem at games yesterday.
From USA Today:
An NFL spokesman said Monday that players from the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers would not be punished for violating a league rule that requires players to be present on the sidelines during the playing of the national anthem.
Those three teams skipped the pregame ritual on Sunday. The Seahawks and Titans stayed in the locker room as a form of protest, while the Steelers did not take the field as a team so players would not have to choose between making a protest statement or displaying patriotism, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said.
One Steelers player, offensive lineman and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, stood at the end of the tunnel during the playing of the anthem before the game in Chicago.
This poses a direct hit on president Trump’s recommendation towards the NFL to reconsider the path it’s currently on and change its policy. Having in mind that this sport relates directly to American culture, unprecedented acts of such sort must not be overlooked.