Shorter Scott Walker to NFL: Stand for the Flag; Stop Beating Your Wives
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose state is the home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, weighed in on the NFL players who continue to disrespect the American flag by refusing to stand for the National Anthem.
On Monday, Walker, a conservative, sent a letter jointly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, urging the league to stop their “divisive political sideshow,” and instead focus on stopping the rampant domestic violence problem that the NFL has been plagued by for several years:
“It is time for players in the NFL to stop their protests during the anthem and move on from what has become a divisive political sideshow. Instead, I encourage them to use their voices and influence to take a stand against domestic violence. With the NFL Fall League Meeting occurring tomorrow, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, now would be an especially opportune time to strongly condemn domestic violence and lead the charge in supporting safe families across America.”
On Wednesday, Roger Goodell told reporters that all players “should” stand for the National Anthem, but refused to require them to do so even though the league regulates all sorts of other player behavior.
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The controversy began in 2016 when currently unemployed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who wore shirts praising communist butcher Fidel Castro and socks depicting police officers as pigs, began to disrespectfully sit during the anthem prior to NFL games.
“My request is simple,” Scott Walker continued. “Stand for the American flag and the national anthem out of respect for those who risk their lives for our freedoms, and then take a stand against domestic violence to keep American families safe,” he urged.