NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not happy about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to continue sitting during the national anthem.
“Well, my personal thoughts are I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don’t live in a perfect society. We live in an imperfect society. On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly in that. I think it’s important to have respect for our country, for our flag, for the people who make our country better; for law enforcement, and for our military who are out fighting for our freedoms and our ideals,” Goodell told the media, according to USA Today.
The polarizing commissioner also made it clear that it’s Kaepernick’s right to sit during the national anthem but he encourages him “to be respectful and it’s important for them to do that.”
The 49ers quarterback’s decision to sit during the national anthem in protest against the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers has come under intense scrutiny, but Kaepernick isn’t backing down.
Source: The Daily Caller