Fans Should Boycott NFL Games Over National Anthem Protests, Trump Says

Fans Should Boycott NFL Games Over National Anthem Protests, Trump Says
Trump Says NFL Players Should Be Fired for Anthem Protests
wrote: “Tell 45 to stick to politics. I go to politics to get away from sports.”

My point is that “charitable” athletes are viewed as heroes and role models, but “activist” athletes are seen to be distracting, disrespectful and self-promoting.The NFL season kicked off earlier this month, yet discussions about an unemployed backup quarterback continue to linger from the off-season.

NFL players blast Trump over saying kneeling players should be 'fired'

Donald Trump went after players protesting in the National Football League during his speech Friday in Alabama to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange. 

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Regarding protests taking place during the “Star Spangled Banner,” Trump suggested that the players protesting before the game be removed from the field. Specifically, Trump referred to the protesters, most of which are black men, as ‘that son of a bitch.’ The President then doubled down and said team owners should fire the protesters and would gain notoriety for doing so.

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President Trump decries NFL player anthem protests, policing of hard hits in Alabama rally

“Because you know today if you hit too hard: Fifteen yards. Throw him out of the game,” Trump said. “… They want to hit. It is hurting the game.”

Read the transcript from Trump’s racist rant on Black players in the NFL. It’s WAY worse than I thought.

Twitter Reacts To Trump Criticizing NFL Players Kneeling Down During National Anthem

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Trump slams NFL for not firing players who 'disrespect' US

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“But do you know what’s hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on the television and you see those players taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem. The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway.”

Trump Says NFL Should Fire Players Who Kneel During National Anthem

During the rally, the president also said football was being ruined because it was less violent than it used to be.Component Version: 2017-09-20T20-58Z

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. (Mike Groll/AP) ESPN’s Jemele Hill also tweeted, "Prediction: Not one NFL owner, not Roger Goodell will say one word about what [Trump] said about Kaep or other NFL players. Not. A. One."

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said that the league’s concussion rules were making the NFL soft. 
But Costas’ booking on tonight’s Real Time was, at the very least, timely. Not only did Trump make his blunt NFL recommendation, but the attorney of the late Aaron Hernandez – the former New England Patriots star who committed suicide last April while serving a life sentence for murder – announced a lawsuit this week against the NFL.

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On the other hand, when athletes speak out on politics, human rights, social inequality or similarly sensitive topics, they are told to “stick to sports.”
Bennett has begun sitting on the bench during the national anthem in protest of police violence.

Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who don't stand for the national anthem

Trump also said referees are “ruining the game” in implementing tougher penalties for bone-crunching tackles.Your employer, hackers and the government can all read your emails (or at least see that you contacted us). But if that doesn’t bother you, email us at

The Browns’ Seth DeValve, believed to be the first white player to kneel for the anthem, said while explaining his reasoning:

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired?’” Trump said. Tiny Moves Back In With T.I. But She’s Keeping Her House As A…
Trump then transitioned to the topic of player safety and rule changes in the league, only a day after researchers at Boston University found that Aaron Hernandez had one of the most severe forms of CTE.King wrote a direct note to NFL players regarding the president.Trump stay in ur place… football have nothing to do wit u smh
NFL: Trump launches foul-mouthed tirade against anthem protesters
NFL: Trump launches foul-mouthed tirade against anthem protesters
The issue was revisited this week with the revelation that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder linked to blows to the head. Hernandez committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence in prison for murder.In a statement Thursday, Kim said Trump will “pay dearly” for his address to the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, in which Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” told the crowd in Huntsville that he will “handle” Kim unlike previous administrations before him.The president also seemed to criticize the NFL for taking safety measures meant to reduce the number of head injuries that have caused players lasting brain damage.  

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Donald Trump wants 'son of ab—' anthem protestors off the field

Real Time with Bill Maher, didn’t seem willing to go quite as far as Maher in blanket-defending Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee – and lost a career – to protest police shootings of black suspects. But Costas wasn’t siding with Trump either.

NFL: Trump launches foul-mouthed tirade against anthem protesters

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“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Kaepernick told NFL Media in August 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

list of owners includes: Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Stan Kroenke (Rams), Dan Snyder (Redskins), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), and Bob McNair (Texans).While Trump didn’t specifically mention former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by name, many saw him as the President’s main target.

NFL players blast Trump over saying kneeling players should be 'fired'
NFL players blast Trump over saying kneeling players should be 'fired'

“You know, some owner … is going to say, ‘That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired,'” Trump said.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis

Trump Says NFL Players Should Be Fired for Anthem Protests
Trump Says NFL Players Should Be Fired for Anthem Protests

It’s also not the first time he’s raised the kneeling issue. Earlier this year he took credit for the fact that Kaepernick had not been signed.

“Today, if you hit too hard, if they hit too hard, ‘Fifteen yards, throw him out of the game,'” Trump said. “They had that last week, I watched for a couple of minutes.”

Trump: NFL Should Fire Players Who 'Disrespect' Flag

Does anyone tell trump to stick to politics, like they tell us to stick to sports? Smh.

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