Bill Donohue of the Catholic League released a letter on Tuesday that he had written to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the ongoing controversy over football players who refuse to stand during the singing of the National Anthem before games. Donohue, like President Donald Trump, called on NFL team owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the anthem. In addition, Donohue told Goodell he was sending him "my Giants lawn flag as a token of my disgust for you."

Below is the full text of Donohue's letter to Goodell:

Dear Mr. Goodell:

You are responsible for the polarization in the NFL. Had you invoked the NFL rule regarding inappropriate apparel, you would have sanctioned Colin Kaepernick for wearing socks depicting the police as pigs. And you could have enforced the rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem. But you did neither, hence the protests.

Accordingly, I am sending you my Giants lawn flag as a token of my disgust for you; as a veteran I am particularly incensed over your delinquency. I no longer support the NFL and hope that professional football takes a nose dive. Then you should be fired.

Sincerely,

William Donohue

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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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