Yesterday, President Trump tweeted his hopes that NFL players would stand. Not out of respect for him, but out of respect for our flag and our country.
Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
Sadly, today, many NFL teams chose not to.
The entire Baltimore Ravens team kneeled to a loud chorus of boos.
Ravens fans cheered as announcer said team endorses kindness, unity, equality & justice then immediately boo when team kneels before anthem pic.twitter.com/GyIHKOsWLB
— #TheIDKShow live at 1pm Facebook.com/Circa (@JMKTV) October 1, 2017
Several Buffalo Bills also took the knee. When will NFL players realize this is not what their fans tune in to see?
While most of the Miami Dolphins stood, 3 decided to follow Colin Kaepernick and kneel.
Three Dolphins took a knee this morning: Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas & Kenny Stills. pic.twitter.com/Tr5z95yGjQ
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 1, 2017
Study after study has shown that these leftist NFL stunts are upsetting the vast majority of fans and hurting the sport.
Falcons stadium looked very empty today, with more open seats than filled ones.
When will NFL owners learn they should have taken President Trump’s advice and enforce standing to begin with?
At kickoff for today's Falcons game, most lower deck fans are disguised as empty seats. pic.twitter.com/XNlvSyrah3
— Charlie Harper (@CharlieBHarper) October 1, 2017