How this plays out and the idiocy of the left protesting things with little basis in reality:
We know their customer base wants to see them stand. So if they continue their protest they lose - people stop watching, people stop buying money, people will do other things and become interested in other sports. It's time for Soccer to properly take off in North America (and the "We stand for ..." advert they played on TSN was priceless).
But if they now give up their protest they lose too - it looks like they have given in to Trump (who ultimately comes out looking correct on yet another issue). Does it look like they don't really believe in it? Why stop if nothing changed?
And that's the problem - what can actually change to make them able to back down and claim they made it happen? What law can passed?
They are fools. Like the actors in Hollywood, always lecturing people, yet many never completed high-school so they are the least educated and qualified to dispense "wisdom".
Most are such fools that despite multi-million $ salaries, most go broke within a few years of leaving the NFL. They are people in a sport that causes brain injury and don't start out as the smartest people to begin with - only allowed into schools and colleges because of sport, not because they met any academic standard.
It's the pussy march all over again - what is it for exactly and what does "success" look like? Media attention? Is that it?