Judge Jeanine isn’t one to pull her punches, so it isn’t surprising she landed some direct hits when she went after not only the kneeling football players, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Retired Westchester County, New York District Attorney, prosecutor and judge hosts a weekly program on the Fox News Channel featuring commentary on political issues, let Goodell have it for putting political correctness before the sport of football.

“Do we have the fortitude, courage, and determination to stand up to those who threaten our values?”

The judge was referencing the players who chose to take a knee rather than stand during the traditional playing of the national anthem before NFL games.

The NFL does not have a specific rule requiring players to stand during the anthem, although the NBA does have such a requirement.

Colin Kaepernick began what he calls a form of protest last season when he was with the San Francisco 49ers, and this year many more players have followed his lead in dropping to a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner.

The protests were not widespread, but gained momentum after President Trump told a crowd in Alabama, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say, ‘Get that son-of-a-b*tch off our field, right now! He’s fired!”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has not taken a stand calling on players to observe the tradition, said the President’s comments “divisive.

Jeanine was quick to jump on the word.

“Divisive? Where was Roger Goodell when Barack Obama was dividing our nation with the help of Al Sharpton?”

She also drew attention to the problems many of these same players have with violence, noting the number who have been arrested for domestic abuse against their wives and girlfriends – and even homicide.

Pirro also noted the drop in NFL ratings as fans decide to register their own form of protest by not tuning in for games on Sunday afternoons and Monday and Thursday nights.

Ratings for Week Three of the NFL season showed a sharp decline both from the previous week and from the same week last season.

The Denver Broncos announced on Thursday, well ahead of Sunday’s games, that they will stand together as a team.

Other announcements, made on a team-by-team basis, are expected as Goodell fails to issue a blanket rule one way or another.

Do you think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should issue a rule requiring all players, coaches and sideline staff to stand during the traditional playing of the national anthem before each game, such as the NBA has?

 
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