President Donald J. Trump voiced early opposition to a new and controversial “solution” to the NFL kneeling protest. According to reports, several team owners see avoidance as the best solution.

The NFL “could very well” revert to an old policy which required players to stay in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem, according to a Tuesday report in the Washington Post. The idea, an attempt to avoid the controversy stirred up when greater numbers of players began kneeling during the anthem, is supported by “most owners,” according to the Post.

“I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” one source told the publication.

President Trump reacted to the idea early on Wednesday, tweeting:

The NFL is now thinking about a new idea – keeping teams in the Locker Room during the National Anthem next season. That’s almost as bad as kneeling! When will the highly paid Commissioner finally get tough and smart? This issue is killing your league!…..

The anthem protests have continued throughout the season, despite opposition to its continuance from fans and a number of owners. The current national anthem policy requires teams to be on the sideline and was implemented in 2009. It does not require players and coaches to stand, but it does suggest that they do. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in October that he had not considered changing the policy.

With no significant discussions that would lead to a policy change, owners are considering the in-season alteration.

A permanent solution may be discussed at the annual league meeting in March, the Washington Post reports, if protests continue and remain a point of contention, especially when it comes to fans, who seem to be abandoning the sport entirely if last Sunday’s empty seats are any indication.

This Thanksgiving, the tradition of turkey and football will be tested against the disapproval of football fans over the continuing protests.