Sports Traditions and Ethics May Be on the Line
Here’s the scene: Last fall in 2017, on a Sunday morning, U.S. President Trump was accounted for accusing the National Football League’s low appraisals and participation on exhausting diversions and players’ national song of praise dissents. He proceeded with on….”If NFL fans decline to go to our sports venues until the point when players quit disrespecting our American Flag and Country, you will see changes happen. Take their positions or put off their leadership ventures that specifically involve the club!
Trump followed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the dissents, during tweeting session to show additional disappointment with certain NFL players….
“Roger Goodell of NFL simply put out an announcement endeavoring to legitimize the discourtesy certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand!” Trump tweeted.
NFL Commish and Team Leadership
As a rebuke, Goodell had issued his own set of announcement denouncing remarks Trump had made before with respect to the group and the players’ challenges. Goodell had said Trump’s comments were “troublesome” and demonstrated “a terrible absence of regard” for the NFL.
“The NFL and our players are getting it done when we help make a feeling of solidarity in our nation and our way of life,” Goodell said. “There is no preferable case over the astounding reaction from our clubs and players to the ghastly catastrophic events we’ve encountered in the course of the most recent month.”
Trump had influenced those underlying remarks at an Alabama to rally for Republican Senate applicant Luther Strange. He recommended that players who stoop or sit for the national song of devotion — as a developing number of NFL players, including previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have done — ought to be terminated.
Goodell discharged explanations to cover his league’s players and professionalism. Denouncing Trump’s comments….
Trump had made those initial comments at an Alabama rally Friday evening for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. He suggested that players who kneel or sit for the national anthem should be fired. “Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” Trump said.
Houston Texans Robert McNair
Trump triggers a message from NFL Houston Texans Robert McNair: “We’re going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag,” according to McNair. “And our playing fields, that’s not the place for political statements.
BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer continues in his piece for the ‘Click2Houston’ column…. McNair and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are among the leaders of the move to ban any demonstrations during the anthem. McNair drew strong criticism from a variety of players after making his “inmates” comment last fall. – ‘Texans’ Bob McNair: ‘Our playing field is not the place for political statements.’
“Fans are upset about it. The fans are our customers. You can replace the owners and the league would survive. You can replace the players, although the game won’t be as good. You can’t replace the fans. If you don’t have the fans, you’re dead.” – Robert McNair
After a progression of gatherings gave to social bad form challenges that have cleared the association, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell multiplied down on his position with respect to players’ showings amid the pregame playing of the national song of praise.
In other words, the NFL needs players to remain for the song of praise, Goodell continues, however, it won’t constrain them with any control change.“We just had two days of conversations with our owners of which this was a fair amount of the conversation and I think our clubs all see this the same way, during last fall Goodell concluded the league’s fall meetings with an agreement (see below).
“We want our players to stand. We’re going to continue to encourage them to stand. And we’re going to continue to work on these issues within the community.”
Roger Godell did also mention another full agenda, which will include discussions of changes to the league’s national anthem policy.
Buccaneers Promotable WR Mike Evans Responds as an NFL True Leader
Here is the overview summary of Bucs WR Mike Evans’ statement that was advertised via ‘twitlonger’:
“I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country.
I have very strong emotions regarding some of the many issues that exist in our society today.” Bucs Wide Receiver Mike Evans continued to declare his own remorse…. “I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this year’s election. It was very personal for me, as it was for so many Americans.
With that being said, I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to communicate my message and bring about change by supporting organizations and movements that fight for equal rights for minorities. This Sunday, I will be back to ‘standing’ with my teammates.”
The goal of sports programs is to teach life’s important lessons and to help develop personal competencies. As coaches, you have an important role to play in influencing sports programs and organizations.
Conversely, when we are caught up in competition, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that sports are supposed to be a FUN, rewarding, and learning experience for everyone. As a coach, keep this in mind when providing opportunities to get the most from the experience.
How to React
Values and Ethics in Coaching
In relation, sports can be a fun and an engaging way for children and youth to learn some important lessons about life. Plus, studies suggest that participation in sports can be very beneficial, fostering responsible social behaviors, greater academic success, and an appreciation of personal health and fitness. Participating on a team gives people an important sense of belonging.
Any attempts to beat these rules, to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, have no place in the game of football, nor has any coach guilty of such teaching any right to call himself a coach.
The coach should set the example for winning without boasting and losing without bitterness. A coach who conducts himself according to these principles need have no fear of failure, for in the final analysis, the success of a coach can be measured in terms of the respect he has earned from his own players and from his opponents.
Cite: ‘FlexCoach’. Retrieved from https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0002/3795/ValuesEthicsCoaching.pdf
“Code of Ethics of the American Football Coaches Association” (1973). Retrieved from http://ethics.iit.edu/codes/AFCA%201973.pdf
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