An owner of a professional football league franchise in the National Football League (NFL) criticized President Donald Trump for interfering in the league’s affairs regarding their handling of player protests during the playing of the American national anthem. But, the owner remained anonymous and would not agree to be named:
At least one National Football League owner reportedly believes United States President Donald Trump is “trying to destroy” the league with his repeated attacks on social media.
On Wednesday, Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman relayed a response from an NFL owner about Trump’s comments directed at the league, which some owners think stem from the president’s failed attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
“He’s trying to destroy us. He’s trying to use race to divide the players and our fans,” the owner said. “It’s all over a grudge.”
NFL’s ratings continue to drop and dip, in part due to the anthem protests, and blaming the President for dividing fans avoids blame for the ratings controversy that the league has on their hands.