NFL: Donald Trump Says Players Protesting During US National Anthem Should Be Fired
NFL owners: if you want to be as popular as our president is (with Neo nazis, KKK, and alt righters) and as unpopular as he is in mainstream america, then fire one of the protesting players.
Last year, quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem to protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
More players have since joined in by taking a knee or raising a fist during the anthem.
Trump told a Republican rally in Alabama on Friday these actions showed “disrespect of our heritage”.
“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, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,’” Trump said.