President Donald Trump on Friday railed against National Football League players who have protested the national anthem. Speaking at […]
President Donald Trump on Friday railed against National Football League players who have protested the national anthem.
Speaking at a rally in Alabama, he said players who disrespect the flag and refuse to stand for the anthem should be ejected from the stadium and cut from their team.
«Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now — he’s fired!'» Trump said.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning, calling Trump’s remarks
‘‘The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.’’
A similar statement from the NFL Players Association also came out earlier, criticizing the president’s statements.