It’s clearly been a big issue dealing with NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Clearly, you cannot simply fire or even suspend all of them at this point, so the owners have been DESPERATE for a new solution.
Well, instead of threatening them with firing if they kneel, Ford thought of an even better solution: She decided to REWARD the ones who respect the anthem.
Martha Ford reportedly has now incentivized her players to stand by offering up donations and her name to the Charity of their choice IF they respect the anthem.
Lions running back Ameer Abdullah told reporters,
“We do dance around the topic a lot and Mrs. Ford has come forward and said that as long a we compromise as a team and unify and make a unified demonstration, she’ll back us financially. So I’m definitely going to hold her to her word.”
Now some people may see this as nothing more than simple bribery. I don’t. I see a billionaire owner putter her money where her mouth is to defend the Anthem we all love.
And the Result? Well, standing players of course. Now they get to help causes without insulting our soldiers. Let’s get this out everywhere quick and see which NFL owners are willing to do what it takes to get the results.