Trump Says That NFL Players Who Kneel "Shouldn't Be In The Country"

Lloyd Doyle
May 25, 2018

Last year Trump described players who kneeled during the anthem to draw attention to racial injustice as "sons of bitches" who were insulting the flag and the nation.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the NFL announced new rules this week that require all players on the sidelines to stand for the national anthem.

Designed to be a compromise between protesters and patriots, the immediate reaction to the policy indicated neither side was pleased with what the owners have done and the potential loopholes for other forms of on-field protests their decision creates.

"I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms", Trump said in an interview with "Fox and Friends" this morning.

"I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms, but still I think it's good", he told Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade.

Common says the new National Football League anthem policy is robbing players of their freedom of speech - and that's not what this country is supposed to be about.

'Maybe you shouldn't be in the country. So much so that they have let themselves be played by Donald Trump, putting their names on a national anthem policy that might be the most embarrassing document ever issued under The Shield. Ultimately, they caved. They gave Trump what he wanted, and this week they finally got those players off the field.

"If somebody [on the Jets] takes a knee, that fine will be borne by the organisation, by me, not the players". Until today I believed that numerous owners I've met in the past to be good and decent people too. "I think it's the right thing to do".

"The Democrats are sticking up for MS13", Trump said, adding: "There are stone cold killer, vicious killers", stating that people losing their children to violence perpetrated by gang members should never have happened. CEO Christopher Johnson told Newsday.

"If the team gets fined, that's just something I'll have to bear".

On Twitter, a player for the Philadelphia Eagles - which won the Super Bowl last February - accused the league of only caring about its finances.

In an editorial titled The NFL kneels to Trump, the New York Times slammed the decision. It's also fear of a president turning his base against a corporation. "It also lets you, the fan, know where our league stands", Long said.

"The efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed". I'm someone who's always looked at the anthem as a declaration of ideals, including the right to peaceful protest.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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