President Donald Trump reignited the war with the National Football League on Friday after the league announced on Thursday that they were halting their decision to prohibit players from kneeling on the field during the national anthem.
The NFL suspended its policy after the Miami Dolphins revealed yesterday afternoon that they would "suspend and/or fine players who protest during the national anthem," The Daily Wire reported.
Trump responded on Friday by blasting the NFL on Twitter, writing, "The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again - can’t believe it!"
"Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart?" Trump continued. "The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!"
In May, the NFL implemented a policy that subjected teams "to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show respect for the anthem," ESPN reported. "That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction."