Sports figures from every league have banded together to stand up against Donald Trump‘s outrageous comments made over the weekend. The sitting President threw shade towards Colin Kaepernick, Marshawn Lynch and other players who have famously taken a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.
“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,” Trump said during a speech in Alabama. “Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” The president then doubled down on his statements in a series of tweets aimed at players who choose to exercise their freedom of speech during games. In his opinion, players who “disrespect” the flag by taking a knee should be fired.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement in response to Trump’s comments attacking the NFL and its protesting players, calling the president’s comments “divisive.”
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
It didn’t stop there. Celebrities like Lebron James, John Legend, Diddy, LL Cool J and J.K. Rowling spoke out against Trump and even encourage the NFL to continue taking a knee.
And last but never least, here’s Queen Maxine Waters with a friendly and timely reminder: IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GET READY FOR IMPEACHMENT.
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Bye, Donnie: Trump Gets Dragged After Denouncing NFL Players Who Choose to Take a Knee was originally published on globalgrind.com