Trump Vs. NFL: What Do Crisis Experts Have to Say
Englander Knabe & Allen partner Eric Rose was quoted in a Newsweek article entitled “Trump Vs. NFL: What Do Crisis Experts Have to Say“:
“They made a strategic mistake by wrapping themselves around the First Amendment,” says Eric Rose, a partner with Los Angeles-based media relations firm Englander Knabe & Allen who works with corporations, law enforcement agencies and governmental entities. He pointed to the league’s penalties for excessive endzone celebrations, as well as fines for criticizing referees. “I would have told him to change the narrative and not respond to the president directly,” Rose said when I asked him of what he’d say to Goodell.
“They took the bait,” he says. “The president was wrong, and a lot of people knew he was wrong, but they gave him the ammunition to continue.”