Once again NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is making headlines.
Roger Goodell recently had an interview with former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Ocho and is quoted saying “he wished he listened earlier” to Colin Kaepernick.
This purely seems like just another publicity stunt for Goodell to appease the political correctness crowd so they won’t cancel the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick last kneeled in 2016 but it seems the questions about Colin will follow Goodell as long as he’s a commissioner.
Roger Goodell said that he "wished we had listened earlier" to what Colin Kaepernick was trying to bring attention to when he began kneeling for the national anthem. https://t.co/69FceB5IPj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 24, 2020
"I wish we had listened earlier, Kaep, to what you were kneeling about and what you were trying to bring attention to," Goodell said. https://t.co/1C8CzNALOP
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 24, 2020
Here’s what CNN reported about Roger Goodell’s comments about Kaepernick:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he wished the league had “listened earlier” to Colin Kaepernick when he began protesting during the National Anthem back in 2016.
Appearing on Emmanuel Acho’s ‘Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,’ Goodell was asked how he would apologize to Kaepernick. “Well the first thing I’d say is I wish we had listened earlier, Kap, to what you were kneeling about and what you were trying to bring attention to,” said Goodell.
“We had invited him in several times to have the conversation, to have the dialogue. I wish we had the benefit of that. We never did.”
Goodell says he now better understands why players were protesting and is frustrated when others mischaracterize their actions.
ESPN also covered the story this is what they had to say:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that he wishes “we had listened earlier” to what Colin Kaepernick was trying to bring attention to when he began kneeling for the national anthem in 2016.
Goodell was asked on former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho’s video series, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” what he would say in a public apology to Kaepernick.
Goodell responded by expressing remorse about the lack of dialogue with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, saying that the league would have benefited from a conversation with Kaepernick.
Goodell also said that players kneeling is “not about the flag” and that their intentions are being “mischaracterized.”
The commissioner, again and again, has addressed apologies, and statements about how he has been remorseful on how the NFL handled the Colin Kaepernick situation.
Most football fans are tired of hearing it.
Will you be watching the politicized NFL this year?