The NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, responded to national anthem protests after the NFL ratings sank and ticket sales plummeted, stating:
“… we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”
It appears that players may have finally listened.
According to our source, before the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings game, every single player on the field stood for the national anthem, and many linked arms in unity.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 15, 2017
— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) October 15, 2017
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) October 15, 2017
You probably had no idea about this and never heard this even happened, because Fox decided not to broadcast the national anthem.
This may be as a result of the serious hit they’ve taken financially following a record number of national anthem protests that were all broadcast live.