NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the President of the United States demonstrated a “lack of respect” and “failure to understand” when Donald Trump attacked players who protest racial injustice and called for those “sons of bitches” to lose their jobs. In typical Goodell fashion, the statement manages to both hit its target “hard” while dedicating the bulk of its substance to bolstering the character of the league he’s captained since 2006.
NFL’s response to Trump’s comments pic.twitter.com/WcUJePAMKZ
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 23, 2017
Working people are hurting. Puerto Rico is underwater. The President is starting a flame war with an NBA player. Unbelievable. https://t.co/eLp2ccGyHN
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) September 23, 2017