President Trump Urges Fans To Boycott NFL In Ongoing Criticism of Flag-Kneeling Players
By FOX NEWS // September 24, 2017
Trump Doubles Down with Sunday Comments
ABOVE VIDEO: At a rally for Luther Strange in Alabama, President Donald Trump called out NFL players who sit or kneel during the national anthem and says that is why the ratings are down. Trump says NFL owners tell player who doesn’t respect the flag, “Get that son-of-a-bitch off the field. He’s fired.”
FOX NEWS — President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders.
“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast,” Trump tweeted. “Fire or suspend!”
Several minutes later, he tweeted: “…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”
Trump started his criticism in earnest Friday night when he asked a crowd at a political rally in Alabama: “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.'”
He continued the criticism Saturday when he rescinded Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry’s invitation to the White House this spring to honor his team’s 2017 NBA championship.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, refusing to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest the treatment of black people by police. Kaepernick became a free agent and has not been signed by a new team for this season.
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