Trump, via Twitter, inaccurately posted that Goodell's memo ordered the players to stand for the national anthem, which the league quickly rebuked. This was the first Sunday after Trump made his comments. "The players jointly decided this was the best course of action". The memo was not announcing a policy change, it was simply Goodell's stance on the controversy: "As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week". In the three games since, the Titans collectively stayed in the locker room once, and Matthews stayed in the locker room until after the national anthem twice.
Tight end Delanie Walker said he received death threats after the Seahawks game after stating that fans who felt disrespected by athletes using their platform to protest don't have to come to games. This is a movement that started as a protest against the prejudice and oppression many minorities in America face - especially as it relates to police brutality. They tried to have a silent protest, and look what happened. "You have that right, that freedom of speech, and you're not allowing that to happen".
Bearish IEA Demand Outlook Could Pressure Prices
Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were down 78 cents, or 1.4%, at $56.16 late morning Thursday. Both benchmarks have risen more than 20 percent from their lows in June as world oil markets tightened.
Samsung Expects Record Q3 Operating Profit
Shares of Samsung Electronics traded at 2,722,000 won as of 9:30 a.m., down 0.66 percent from the previous session. Still, the company's chips business has remained robust, helped by strong demand for memory chips.