The Patriots Just Announced What They’ll Do as a Team During the National Anthem on Sunday — It’ll Make Trump Happy

The Patriots Just Announced What They’ll Do as a Team During the National Anthem on Sunday — It’ll Make Trump Happy September 28, 2017


There’s been so much hoopla over NFL teams taking a knee during the Star Spangled banner ever since President Donald Trump’s statements about the protest last weekend.  The Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Beats, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans refused to even come out onto the field while our national anthem was being played.  Plus almost a hundred players — as individuals – didn’t stand.  Included in that number were several players from the New England Patriots.

Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft originally criticized the President:

“I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger.

There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”

Tom Brady said the President’s comments were “divisive,” too.  However, CBS is reporting that they’ve changed their minds:

A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium.

This announcement will please most Americans — including Trump.


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Hat Tip: IJR

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  • Allen

    They still are not living up to the contract they signed with the NFL.They are showing division from the rest of the US. and that is from their teaching of atheism starting in Kindergarten.

  • John Stewart

    The president’s comments weren’t divisive at all. He spoke for 10s of millions of patriotic Americans. The actions of these overpaid millionaires, their coaches, and their owners were divisive and offensive. The NFL should apologize to those offended and beg us to watch their show again.

  • Dale Gillum

    The man that started this wears police pig socks and supports communism and takes a knee to the National Anthem to protest United States of America for what it stands for. A few more in the NFL followed his lead. Now the teams, yes teams, do not even come out for the anthem and lock arms in support for their teammates. So what they have done is told me, is that they are locking arms as a team against me, the patriotic American, who supports the men and women in uniform and the United States of America.Really, let that sink in for a while. Support this, never.

  • Tim Stolinski

    “There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics.”


  • Joseph Agnello

    bob kraft, another jerry jones back door lie?

  • Shecky

    Hey nfl….too little too late! As far as I’m concerned you and those clowns in the baggy shorts bouncing a ball are all worthless pieces of chit. Done with both…gone fishing, golfing, chores or whatever else I can do.

  • Skippity

    Chicago Beats? lol, I kinda like that… Don’t care what the NFL does at this point, too little , too late, I’m done!