Hundreds Of NFL Players Protest Trump’s Harsh Comments

Nearly 200 NFL players boldly showed their defiance against Donald Trump‘s harsh comments towards athletes choosing to kneel during the national anthem. Last year, former San Fransisco 49er Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against against blacks. Since taking a stand, Kaepernick has been blacklisted from the NFL.

Kaepernick’s mother, Teresa Kaepernick, had the perfect response for Trump!

In a Friday speech in Alabama, Trump called such players “sons of bitches,” and then went on a twitter rant. Trump’s rant continued Monday morning.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan supported his players Sunday by linking arms Sunday at their game against the Baltimore Ravens. Stevie Wonder kneeled during a performance Saturday evening. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis even took the knee Sunday in solidarity of his teammates, even after he spoke out against Kaepernick’s silent protest. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced that his team would be staying in the locker room during the national anthem during Sunday’s game.

“We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today. Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from this circumstance,” Tomlin told CBS News. “People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t have to be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chooses not to. So we’re not participating today.”

Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and the list goes on and on. Players, owners and coaches from all NFL teams supported one another in defiance of Trump’s comments over the weekend.

Racism and injustice is ALIVE and WELL in 2017. This is a MAJOR move in the right direction.

The revolution HAS been televised!

In other news, Nascar team owners have announced they will come down hard on anyone choosing to protest during the national anthem.

“Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country, period,” NASCAR legend Richard Petty and owner of Richard Petty Motorsports. told the Associated Press.

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