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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The Colin Kaepernick effect, and the great regret of the 49ers
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. pic.twitter.com/WbbUEZvVgr
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
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."
SEE ALSO: Why Russia hasn’t successfully screwed with Germany’s election — yetMr 45…. I just can't believe this guy is bold enough to say some of the things that he does.
Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who don't stand for the national anthem
The Browns’ Seth DeValve, believed to be the first white player to kneel for the anthem, said while explaining his reasoning:
Carson Wentz's big start inspiring Eagles' big talkDuring his speech on Friday night, he also told the Alabama crowd, “We’re going to be like your football teams, we’re going to win all the time.”
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
'Trump stay in ur place… football has nothing to do wit u': Washington Redskins star hits back at President for saying …
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.
“You know, some owner … is going to say, ‘That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired,'” Trump said.
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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.