Hymn protest should go unpunished
NFL boss Roger Goodell does not want to make standing up during the US anthem compulsory. US President Donald Trump vehemently advocates this.
The pros of the US football league NFL will continue to be allowed to protest with impunity during the national anthem.
As NFL boss Roger Goodell confirmed at the traditional press conference in front of the Super Bowl on Wednesday, there are no plans to make standing up during the US anthem mandatory.
Therefore, Goodell does not want to rethink the question of how the players have to behave during the anthem.
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US President Donald Trump had criticized the NFL and Goodell this season. He had refused to punish players who were kneeling in protest during the anthem. According to Goodell, he has not talked to Trump personally since his criticism in September.