NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wished he had listened previously when Colin Kaepernick was delivering when he began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 season.
The commissioner, who has previously stated he’s with players’ rights to peacefully protest, reaffirmed his support and pointed out he has never handed down discipline for a player kneeling.
“Yes [I will support them]. We have never disciplined a single player for anything with the national anthem and in violation. And I don’t intend to,” Goodell said. “And I will support them.”
“Seeing somebody live in that kind of fear, is just not right,” he said. “We’ve got to fix that. We’ve got to make this world better, because it’s just not right.”
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