Trump Questions Goodell’s Statement on Supporting Peaceful Protests

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Goodell and Trump

Two days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement admitting the league was wrong to ignore players who knelt in protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump again weighed in on the matter.

In his statement, Goodell pledged his support players who are protesting and said he planned on reaching out to players individually.

“We, the National Football League, condemn racism, and the systematic oppression of Black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier, and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” Goodell said. “We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.

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