For the first time since 1994, Los Angeles has two NFL teams. Both the Rams and Chargers had home games Sunday and the attendance was underwhelming.
Despite the poor turnout, the NFL is still optimistic the L.A. market will embrace two teams.
“To a person, both at the club level and here at the league office, we remain confident that the city of Los Angeles can support in a very strong way two franchises, and we’re committed to making that happen as we work toward the opening of the new stadium,” league spokesman Joe Lockhart said Monday during a media conference call, via USA Today.
“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast,” Trump tweeted at 6:44 a.m. ET on Sunday. “Fire or suspend!”
He followed that up 29 minutes later with another thought on the topic: “…NFL Where To Find Cheap Jerseys attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay Wholesale Jerseys Paypal away because Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap they love our country. League should back U.S.”
Those tweets were his fifth and sixth related to the NFL or NBA in less than 24 hours. Trump opened Saturday morning by saying the NBA champion Warriors would not be invited to the White House due to star Stephen Curry’s “hesitating” about whether he wanted to go. Curry had reiterated the previous day he had no interest in visiting the president.
Trump then expanded on his comments at a Friday rally in Alabama, saying NFL players should stand for the anthem or “YOU’RE FIRED! Find something else to do!”