On Friday, the NFL issued a tweet displaying a giant American flag covering a football field; the caption stated, “We will #NeverForget. Today we honor and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001.”
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2020
The NFL’s woke attitude has been reflected in its attitude toward players kneeling for the national anthem. In May 2018, the NFL stated, “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed.”
In June 2020, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lauded former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who spearheaded the move to kneel during the national anthem.
Goodell said during an interview with ESPN:
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