President Donald Trump sent a tweet this morning that asks Congress to change a law allowing NFL organizations tax exempt status.
Of course, this has to due with the kneeling controversy we’re all completely sick and tired of seeing every Sunday.
Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
Currently, the NFL rule says players must be on the sidelines during the anthem and that they should stand, per ESPN:
According to the manual, “During the national anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.”
The problem is that the league has yet to enforce its rules. No player has been fined or suspended.
Now, a new report confirms that NFL owners are thinking about changing the rules which will require players to stand for the anthem, according to CNBC:
The owners of the NFL are reportedly considering a rule change that would make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem.
A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported.
WOOOOO! BIG LEAGUE! When Trump speaks, people listen.