Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was the talk of this NFL on Friday following his remarks through an NFL meeting about the national anthem protests were made public.

McNair reportedly said of the controversial protests, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

McNair’s opinion, made during a meeting on Oct. 17 that included additional owners, staff executives, along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, literally “stunned a few in the area,” according to ESPN.

the Texans owner had to quickly apologize thanks to the backlash that Resulted:

The NFL was employed to tackle declining ratings and fan boycotts amid the national anthem protests. Polls have shown consistently that fans don’t concur that the national anthem should be used as a stage to protest.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who recently announced his players would stand for the national anthem or else they would not play with, allegedly encouraged the league to think of a solution or just a mandate in order to cover the issue that is obviously affecting the NFL’s company.