NFL may keep teams in locker rooms during national anthem next year

President Donald Trump said Wednesday morning on Twitter that the NFL shouldn't enact a policy requiring players to remain in their locker rooms while the National Anthem is played

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As the NFL players' protests during the national anthem continue to be a controversial issue well into the 2017 season, some team owners believe there will be a change to the league's anthem policy during the offseason. That's nearly as bad as kneeling!' the president wrote.

The league potentially could revert to a previous approach in which players stay in the locker rooms while the national anthem plays, the Washington Post reported.

'When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? The issue could be explored at the league's annual meeting in March. Goodell said after a series of meetings in NY with team owners regarding how to handle the protests in October that "everyone should stand for the national anthem" and that it is important to "honor our flag and our country".

"Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired".

Although the size of the protests have dwindled since then, a few players are still refusing to stand.

When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? the president wrote in a jab at Roger Goodell'This issue is killing your league
When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? the president wrote in a jab at Roger Goodell'This issue is killing your league

Most recently, Trump slammed Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for continuing to sit for The Star Spangled Banner, despite standing for the Mexican anthem before a game on Sunday.

Trump lashed out at him on Twitter. "Great disrespect!", Trump wrote on Monday.

Trump has condemned the protest since the 2017-2018 National Football League season kicked off in August. Attendance and ratings way down'.

The protests began last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to call attention to racial inequality.

The NFL made it league policy in 2009 for players and coaches to be on the sidelines while the national anthem is played, and it suggests that they stand for the song, though there is no requirement to do so.

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