President Donald Trump demanded on Friday that the '$40,000,000 commissioner' of the NFL suspend players for a whole season if they kneel during national anthem more than once.
In a rehash of last year's controversy, the President took to Twitter to blast NFL commissioner Roger Godell for not doing enough to stem the tide of players protesting racial inequality in America.
'The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again - can't believe it!,' Trump wrote in the tweet.
Trump's fiery comments came just a day after the NFL agreed to put on hold the enforcement of new guidelines requiring players to stand during the anthem
Trump took to Twitter to blast NFL commissioner Roger Godell (pictured) for not doing enough to stem the tide of players protesting racial inequality in America
'Isn't it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!'
Trump's fiery comments came just a day after the The National Football League and the NFL Players Association agreed to put on hold the enforcement of new guidelines requiring players to stand during the pregame rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
The announcement was made after the Associated Press reported that the Miami Dolphins would fine and/or suspend players for up to four games for violating the policy.
The NFL rule that was passed in May forbid players from sitting or taking a knee if they are on the field or sidelines during 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' but allowed them to stay in the locker room if they wish.
The policy said teams would be fined if players didn't stand during the anthem while on the field. The league left it up to teams on how to punish players.
Began by former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick back in 2016, more than 200 players participated in demonstrations last year protesting police violence against African-American youth and social inequality.
San Francisco 49ers players are seen protesting by kneeling during the National Anthem prior to the start of the NFL game October 1, 2017