Pavlich on Anthem Protests: NFL Is Going to Have to Make a Business Decision
On "America's Newsroom" today, Katie Pavlich said the National Football League is going to have to figure out what to do about players protesting during national anthem.
"The NFL ultimately is going to have to make a business decision here," the Townhall.com news editor said. "We're talking money here."
Recent polling has shown most Americans do not approve of some players' refusal to stand for the anthem, a trend that was started last season by Colin Kaepernick to protest police brutality and racism in America.
President Trump stirred up the controversy over the weekend when he called on owners to fire players who refused to respect the flag and anthem.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, out, he's fired,'" Trump said at a Friday rally in Alabama.
Pavlich said President Trump is on the right side of the issue, as well as the side of most Americans.
The most important thing is that the players are giving a voice to the "millions of people" subject to police brutality and racism, former Hillary Clinton strategic communications director Adrienne Elrod said.
"Millions of people have not been subject to police brutality. That is absurd to say. That is a ridiculous notion that you just said," Pavlich pushed back.