California governor Gavin Newsom doesn't think the NFL will kick off its season with fans in his state. D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

President Donald Trump wants to see the NFL season start on time with fans in the stands, but that desire is already getting pushback from a key state authority.

Trump said on a conference call with league commissioners Saturday that he believes the NFL should start its season on time in September and hopes to have fans back in stadiums by that point. California governor Gavin Newsom, however, said he does not expect that to happen in his state.

Local authorities will have the final say on large events such as this. We still don’t know where things will stand in late summer, but Trump’s belief about the NFL is clearly premature based on these comments. It’s no wonder that some analysts think that football season won’t go ahead as scheduled with comments such as this.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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