After Donald Trump launched an attack on NFL players who peacefully protest during the national anthem, he continued Sunday morning encouraging an NFL protest. Despite the fact that many were protesting the league because of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment, Trump suggested that fans should boycott if players continue to disrespect the flag and country, by taking a knee against racial injustices.
“If NFL fans refuse to go to the games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!” Trump tweeted just hours before kickoff. “…NFL attendance and rating are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”
The day before, Trump doubled down on his Friday night statement, where he called players who protest ‘sons of b*tches,’ saying: “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do.”
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