Fans shouldn't condone players who don't stand proud for their country
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 25, 2017,
Sep 25, 2017, 15:14
Jones hasn't reacted publicly to Trump's criticism of athletes who take the knee.
NFL players, coaches, and owners standing in solidarity during the national anthem on Sunday, defying President Donald Trump's call for protesting players to be fired. Black social media users have also called for an N.F.L. boycott.
"No NFL games will be played at Palmetto Alehouse until every player stands in respect to our flag and our country", McCraw said in a post on Facebook. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. "Find something else to do!" Is this kneeling issue one of police brutality? Several players have since made similar gestures of protest before games. "You will see change take place fast", Trump tweeted.
Teresa Kaepernick, Colin's mother, replied on Twitter later that night: "Guess that makes me a proud b--!" In fact, he said his collection has grown thanks to members of his church, he's able to sport a different one each Sunday. Dozens of others locked arms in defiance of Trump - though the president seemed to believe that show of disapproval was actually done in support of his message. "This has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag".
'Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for. When Mr Trump began speaking about how "disrespectful" the protests were, he brushed his eyebrow with his middle finger. "This is a position that I'm going to take and I hope you will support me". "But this particular protest is a divisive, controversial type of protest and people get their backs up rightfully about the flag and about the anthem".
Trump encouraged his supporters to leave the stadium next time they spot a player failing to stand.
Even NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some top National Basketball Association players joined in to slam Trump, saying the president's remarks broke the solidarity and arouse dissension and hatred.
This NFL Sunday, what happened before kick off was what everyone was talking about.
All kidding aside, it's clear the President's comments struck a major nerve.
On Saturday, he had also drawn a furious backlash from National Basketball Association stars after stating on Twitter that the champion Golden State Warriors and star Stephen Curry would not be invited to attend a White House reception.
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".