NFL protests grow in backlash against Trump comments

Since we don’t watch the games anyway, we have better things to do in our life, it makes little difference to us what the players do or don’t do. While most of these players have experienced little in life other than sports, their opinion means very little.


Protests of racial injustice by NFL players spread on Sunday in defiance of President Trump’s call for team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. About 150 players on several teams joined the protests, sitting, kneeling, or raising their fists. Members of several teams stood with locked arms. Last week, six players silently protested during the anthem. Trump said owners should fire any “son of a bitch” who kneels during the anthem, which he said was “very disrespectful to our country.” One of Trump’s biggest supporters in the National Football League, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, expressed “deep disappointment” over Trump’s comments. Denver Broncos defensive star Von Miller, who took a knee along with most of his teammates, said he felt like Trump’s remarks were “an attack on us.”

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