On Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed doubts about whether football season would be able to happen this Fall unless the sport operated in a bubble like the NBA is doing. The NFL responded with a statement. Today, President Donald Trump tweeted that Dr. Fauci has nothing to do with the NFL, and also weighed in again on NFL players kneeling:
Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
Bet every cent you have that this will not be the last time we hear about whether football can/will be played during the pandemic, and the president’s thoughts on athletes who kneel during the national anthem.