Donald Trump continues his Twitter war with the NFL which has once again forced the league to react.
On Wednesday morning, Trump sent out a tweet which claimed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is now demanding all players stand for the national anthem.
That caused the NFL to release a statement on literal fake news.
First, here’s the Trump tweet:
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
The NFL quickly responded, saying the statement is “not accurate.”
A memo from the league read:
“Commentary this morning about the commissioner’s position on the anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together.
“Commissioner Goodell spent yesterday with Miami Dolphins players, law enforcement and community leaders witnessing first-hand the outstanding work our players and clubs are doing to strengthen their communities. Players from around the league will be in New York next week to meet with owners to continue our work together.”
NFL owners will discuss the national anthem controversy during a meeting next week.
If Trump would have never brought up the issue during a campaign rally in Alabama last month, this wouldn’t even be such a big topic of discussion which has been hanging over the NFL all season. But it is, because the president couldn’t stick to politics.