Trump blasts players who kneeled during the anthem

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More NFL players kneeled during the national anthem before Thursday night’s preseason game, and President Trump noticed.

Trump took to Twitter this morning to blast the players who declined to stand.

“The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem,” Trump wrote. “Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love. Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!”

Trump began blasting the NFL and its players for protests during the anthem last season, and he has seen it as a winning political strategy. The NFL attempted to placate Trump by changing its rules by requiring players either to stand on the field or remain in the locker room during the anthem, but that policy is now being reviewed between the league and the players’ union, and it is hard to see any way that a policy can be adopted that will satisfy everyone.

206 responses to “Trump blasts players who kneeled during the anthem

  1. You’re not going to stop players from kneeling just like you’re not going to deport illegal immigrants or force doctors to take opioids from their chronic pain patients.

  2. No, Donald, YOU don’t know what they’re protesting over. Don’t you have more important issues to worry about? If you worried about the reasons they’re kneeling over the fact they’re kneeling, THEY WOULDNT BE KNEELING. But he knows that, he wants them to kneel so he can go to Twitter and playcate to his stupid supporters. He’s just butt hurt his $$$ wasn’t good to buy into the league as an owner.

  3. Sooner or later that “Look! Over there! Look!” political strategy should fail.

    We should all be ashamed to look over there rather than to laugh at such transparent nonsense.

  4. He’s just playing to his base, but Trump’s base are so brainwashed that if Trump were to pivot tomorrow and start complaining about not enough players taking a knee during the anthem that they would then immediately start complaining that if players can’t respect the country enough to protest they should just get out.

    This is just low hanging fruit for him to try and change narratives, and his base will rally around whatever he says.

  5. I’ve supported Trump this entire time, but he needs to give it a rest. If a tree falls in the woods and nobody gives a $hit, it doesn’t make a sound. He’s just extending this debacle.

  6. Congrats, Goodell. Due to your “leadership” the divisive anthem protests will be the main NFL story for the third season in a row.

  7. When a player refuses to stand for the anthem, they are saying (as Colin Kaepernick has noted) that they cannot show respect for this nation until an observed issue is fixed. To them, it doesn’t matter all the good this country stands for if this one issue is not “fixed” (as if it were at that simple). So, if you’re vegan, show blatant disrespect to anyone who eats meat. If you don’t get enough vacation time at work, refuse to shake the hand of anyone in your management. If you don’t believe in abortion, spew venom against anyone who does (and vice versa)…oh wait, that’s how so many people already act. Sigh. Umm…if you’re a fan of a sports team, be mean and nasty to everyone who roots for a different team. Etc. That’s the kind of society that we want to live in, right??? At least, that is apparently the society protesting players want.

  8. Ugh the only time this stooge makes America greater is when he shuts up. While I personally think they aren’t communicating their message very efficiently, as evident by all the sniveling about it, the players have made it very clear why they do what they do and lying about their intentions with faux nationalism won’t change that.

  9. I blast “Presidents” who wave the American flag but then kneel to Vladimir Putin in front of the entire world! This guy needs to worry about the Federal indictments coming and drop the covert racists attacks!

  10. Hey Trump! Why don’t you mind your own g-d business and leave the NFL and its players alone. This is making America great again?? Why don’t you just do like Belichick says and just DO YOUR JOB, instead of always tweeting these stupid tweets of yours. So glad I voted for Hillary, she would have been a hundred times the President you’ll ever be.

  11. “They make a fortune doing what they love…..Most of that money goes to the players anyway.”

    I don’t have the actual books in front of me, but I’m pretty confident that that’s “#fakenews”

  12. When you have a treasonous, draft dodging, corrupt fascist in the white house using this sort of thing to distract from Muller’s probe closing in on him it just highlights everything wrong with him.

  13. I didn’t take a knee. I bowed my head with hand over my heart, grateful I live in the greatest country in the world, and in mourning, over the 74 people shot in Chicago over this past weekend.

  14. Trump is right. I know it hurts…..but he is right. Stand up and pay respect. Protest on your OWN TIME. Not sure why that is so hard to understand.

  15. Doesn’t Trump have better things to worry about? This act is worn and played out. Yet he still remains bitter about not becoming an NFL owner in the 1980s and again in 2014. It’s time to let it go and focus on his job being President of the United States.

  16. Worry about your day job and quit worrying about any of the pro sports leagues! But, of course, this kind of bombastic talk plays great to the Trump sheep, so he needs to keep them happy.

  17. “Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”

    Unlike Cadet Bone Spurs, ALL the players can articulate why they are protesting and how it has nothing to do with the flag.

  18. I think this is the thing that finally gets me to quit watching football.

    If I wanted to tune into Fox news or CNN I’d do that. I get why the players are kneeling. I get why the nationalists amongst us want them to stand. I understand both perspectives.

    I just don’t care. I just want football.

  19. I agree 100% with President Trump!
    These players should be disciplined…but they are protected by a UNION and the media. So no matter what the NFL does in response, the union fight fight against it legally and the media will mount a negative campaign against any actions the NFL takes.
    There should be a way to cut and ban/suspend these players for the entire season with zero repercussions to their teams.

  20. Kneeling based on lies = bad optics. I don’t care if you’re patriotic or not. At least be honest about which you protest. Straight talk, not innuendo and stories from centuries past. Move forward or forever be chained to history.

  21. He should have better things to do than take this issue to Twitter. One being listening to people and trying to figure out how we can exact change in this country. If there’s anything we need it’s love and peace.

  22. “Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!” says Traitor Trump. Since when does he get to decide who gets suspended and who does or doesn’t get paid in the NFL?

  23. FDT twisting this rhetoric to fit his own malicious narrative simply to rally his ignorant fan base. There is nothing unpatriotic about kneeling to a jingle. that’s what America is built on, right; liberty and freedom for all to stand or kneel??

  24. As a veteran, I don’t care if the players kneel for the anthem or not. I don’t even watch the anthem at home….i put the TV on mute during the anthem because it’s usually some celebrity singing it and trying to “put their spin on it”.

  25. I’m no fan of the kneeling, but the league really needs to start ignoring this loudmouth. …and if they really want the kneeling to go away, they need to ignore the protests as well. The more attention you give it, they more power it has.

  26. Trump’s sheep really love them some forced displays of patriotism. They especially enjoyed Trump saluting those North Korea generals.

    By the way, whatever happened to that wonderful North Korea disarmament?

  27. Who cares what this traitor says? This guy was blasting a citizen on twitter last week over building a school and paying for college tuition. He has made a mockery of the position he holds and is violating our constitutional rights by saying this.

  28. A billionaire who just took the last 11 days off golfing and all he could do was complain about black athletes and
    how unfair his life is.

  29. They have a better idea of what they’re protesting than president bone spurs has of beautiful health care, infrastructure plan, foreign policy, or what on earth the space force is.

  30. This President needs to get a life & let private businesses handle their business without constant government interference.
    This is the the same president who called the white nationalists responsible for loss of human life & walked around proudly waving the Confederate flag, fine people. Isn’t the confederate flag a direct violation of the American flag?

  31. I had a dream that all the people who get triggered by a peaceful protest would also care about the reason for the protest. Then I woke up and the orange man who put put 4 Mara Lago members in charge of the VA was tweeting about patriotism….yeah

  32. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

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    You have a low IQ. How many employers make their employees stand for the anthem?

  33. Trump is losing by spewing this divisive rhetoric. Let’s work on solving issues and improving as a nation. Let’s focus on loving thy neighbor and respecting each other’s cultural differences. Let’s help uplift one another and help each other succeed. We have an obligation as citizens of this country.

  34. Normally, it’s against the law for the President of the United States to tell a business how it should be run. Normally.

  35. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?
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    Almost every job … you have the right and assume the risk of being fired or reprimanded by the employer (or league), but regardless you have the right.

  36. If you think the NFL tried to make the stay in the locker room rule because of Trump you are misguided. They did that to protect their bottom line. They lost money because of kneeling so to ask you employees to protest in a different way because it cost u money is more than reasonable it’s what 99% of companies would do if they didn’t just flat out fire the employee.

  37. This megalomaniac is predictable AF. It sickens me still that more than half of the American public voted this unstable ridiculous jerk into office. SAD.

  38. Trump: “Thankfully football is back. They know about my connections to Russia, Manafort will tell all once he reaches state charges, Gates and Flynn already are talking. North Korea is a mess, my tax scam made my wealthy friends wealthier while exploding the debt, health care is collapsing and the tariffs are just pure lunacy. I need a fake culture war story now more than ever.”

  39. What are we? …North Korea?! Sure sounds like it when the President attempts to assert authority over freedom of speech! For some of you apparent self proclaimed freedom lovers, you sure don’t seem to mind this “leader” assuming the role of dictator.

  40. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

    Omeletpants: And what private company requires its workers to attend the national anthem regularly? 10 years ago some idiot at the league office introduced the change of requiring the players on the field for the anthem. The lead had been fine without that during its first 100 years. The whole anthem rule is just as stupid as requesting people declaring love for their parents when showing up for work.

  41. This president has…

    1) Dodged the draft because of “bone spurs”
    2) mocked the family of a fallen soldier who died protecting his team
    3) mocked John McCain for being captured & tortured
    4) compared his time at his cushy “military school” to actually being in the military
    5) disrespected the families of the black soldiers who died in Niger
    6) Appointed his Maralago crony as head of VA

    You imbeciles think he gives a rats a$$ about the military? You deserve this clown.

  42. I don’t like the protest, but I understand and respect them as ligament protest. What I don’t like is the divider in chief sticking his nose where is doesn’t belong. This forcing Americans to be against each other rather than uniting us with mutual respect and understanding and creating an environment where the players want to stand.

  43. Maybe IF the NFL actually did anything of substance in regards to this issue, he would stop tweeting about it.

  44. great, and now my dad, who is my boss, who HATES football, will tell me about how terrible the NFL is. Ugh, I hate politics. Personally, just keep them in the locker room before the game, like the good old days. This annoys me. I just want my football. Is that too much to ask?

  45. 45 is a moron. He doesn’t understand what they are protesting? How many times have they told him exactly what they are protesting? Trump needs to be quiet and worry about his own problems.

  46. The NFL just leapfrogged ABC, CBS, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post and is now the 6th most polarizing brand in the Country. If this goes on between now and November there will be no blue wave.

  47. The billionaire President in America just coasted through an entire week on a taxpayer-funded golf vacation at one of his own tacky resorts and he whined the whole time about how unfair his life is.

  48. Trump’s campaign manager is about to be convicted, and Trump himself is under investigation for obstruction of justice. So he needs something to distract his base.

  49. “Find another way to protest”
    What effing business is it of the POTUS to tell citizens how to protest? These protests are completely non violent, non confrontational and does not disturb any place or business. The complete and utter hypocrisy of people supporting it while claiming the government is reaching into too many aspects of their life is beyond comprehension. It is literal cognitive dissonance. It is never a place for any president or other official to tell it’s citizens how to protest.

  50. Weekly pay in preseason is set at $2,000 per week. So not being paid for kneeling st this time is not much of a punishment. The problem with fads is that they get old.

  51. Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water.
    And nobody knows what a catch is.
    But I guess the trite and derivative anthem topic is more interesting to football fans and our country

  52. It doesn’t matter if the president is right or wrong ( I think he is right ). The numbers don’t lie the attendance and ratings are down and that is a really big problem that the players union better respect and understand. It’s great to want to stand on principle but when your stand effects your costumer base then your principles effect your wallet and those of your fellow union members. If this continues come next contract negotiation the players will get less cause there will be less to have.

  53. For all the arguments in the past regarding free speech, thus is the first true example. A government official cannot use the power of their office to limit speech, period. This is an egregious violation of the first amendment.

    As for those ignorantly asking, “tell me one workplace where it’s ok to protest during work”. It’s easy. A workplace that allows it. It’s up to management and the union, not some disconnected old man.

  54. What an idiot. You would think he has more important things to worry about. You want it to stop, get rid of the anthem and play football. Otherwise, get used to it.

  55. Does this mean the owners are going to have another meeting and the people who quit watching NFL games are going to really quit watching this time?

  56. It does not matter if I agree with him or not. It does not matter if I support him and on the overall like the job he is doing. He still needs to shut up and stay out of this oaricular issue, he is not helping he is hurting.

  57. NFL players get approximately 40 percent of League revenue. That’s not “most of the money.”

    Look the only people that really get paid big money in the NFL are the team owners, elite head coaches(except Gruden he’s not elite), QBs, and a few superstars.

    The average player salary in the NFL is amongst the lowest of the major revenue generating professional sports.

  58. First of all, if these protests bother you so much, stop watching. If you’re continuing to watch these games then the protests obviously don’t bother you that much. It’s not like you’re sitting there in the 4th quarter of a close game saying “Jeez, I can’t believe he knelt during the anthem.” In other words, a lot of you are all talk. Just get over it.

    Now if you ARE someone who is so offended by this that you’ve stopped watching the NFL altogether? Then I firmly believe you’re priorities are out of whack. Think about it, you’re willing to deny yourself of the best and most popular sport in the country due to a silent 20 second protest that is being done by about 5% of all players in the league, if that. That says more about you and the “snowflake” mentality than it does about the players you seem to think are being entirely too disrespectful. And since this whole thing for you seems to be tied to disrespect towards the military and veterans, how about you ask and debate some of them on what they think about? Because they themselves can’t even get on the same page about it.

  59. Donald protests about all sorts of things practically all the time while on his Presidential job these days, yet he looks down on these NFLers for doing the same thing only during the anthem. NFLers seem more like professionals here, then the often whiny protesty President.

  60. “Most of that money goes to the players anyway. ”

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    That’s completely BS and another “fake news” out of the Trump’s mouth. NFL teams’ revenue range from $300 million to over $500 million in 2016. Revenue has increased since that time and salary cap in 2017 was $167 million. Now, even simple math shows that $167 million is nowhere near “most of the money” unless you’re looking at the lowest grossing team (assuming they’re maxing their salary cap).

    Considering quality players are what brings business to teams, 30% of revenue going to salary costs is very minimal.

  61. Trump is actually working toward prison reform and job training for prisoners to reduce recidivism which is a major issue (supposedly) of the players. The players so far make no mention of these efforts by the president which leads me to think that the players are rather disingenuous in their protests. At what point will they be satisfied??

  62. I don’t care for their message, but a football game, where so many are watching, is the perfect place to protest. You don’t protest where people won’t notice it.

  63. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

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    I am really sick of this argument. The players are in a union. They are contracted employees. They sign a very specific contract detailing what they can and can’t do. Kneeling during the anthem is not in there.

    Also, Have you never heard of a union protest in the workplace before? It has happened many, many, many times in this country.

  64. How can you force someone to kneel Prez! Obviously, If the country didn’t have issues, the players would be kneeling

  65. At this point I honestly think my prayer that both sides stop throwing constant hissy fits at eachother over the freaking national anthem will never end. That why I’m neutral and indifferent to it because I rather not be on any side with the way both whine about it like it’s the end of the world if they stand or kneel. OH THE HORROR!

    To think this all started because Kaep was moping about being benched. You just had to bring this entire issue and politics into one of the few things I watch to get away from said issue and politics where both sides act like little kids. Why couldn’t just go and admit you were upset that you got benched for one of the biggest bust in the last 9-10 years. Why did you have to bring the main reason I avoid watching the news into my sports?

  66. youngnoizecom says:
    August 10, 2018 at 9:44 am
    Trump is losing by spewing this divisive rhetoric. Let’s work on solving issues and improving as a nation. Let’s focus on loving thy neighbor and respecting each other’s cultural differences. Let’s help uplift one another and help each other succeed. We have an obligation as citizens of this country.
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    I couldn’t agree more, problem is half the country is ok with public corruption, treason, and putting children in cages. They’ll vote against their own best interests provided their team wins. It’s not about the rhetoric it’s about the policy.

  67. The protesting players aren’t helping with anything! Kneeling for the national anthem is just about a symbolic middle finger to America! Doesn’t save one life and all does is hurt the NFL’s popularity! Which will hurt the players in their wallets eventually! Maybe then they will wake up!

  68. redclaw1314 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Trump is actually working toward prison reform and job training for prisoners to reduce recidivism which is a major issue (supposedly) of the players. The players so far make no mention of these efforts by the president which leads me to think that the players are rather disingenuous in their protests. At what point will they be satisfied??
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    Lets get past the obvious falsehood in the above statement and focus on why Trump supporters look at a majority black athlete population and associate them with prisoners?
    Repeat after me, it’s about police violence. It’s not hard.

  69. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

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    What other job in America are you expected to stand for the National Anthem before you can go out a do your job?

  70. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

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    What job makes you stand?

  71. I sincerely wish everyone so upset over the kneeling would give up on football forever. Never go to another game, never come to another sports bar, never comment on another post. The NFL and society at large would be so much better off. Form a support group to whine to each other about “disrespect of the flag” and be done with it.

  72. babygaga19 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    What job makes you stand?
    ___________________________________________
    Public schools, government positions, military, should I continue?

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    Actually, those institutions do not have a right to make you stand.

  73. This whole issue would have been over had Donny not tweeted about it last year. They were down to just four or five players still doing it mid-season and the thing was dying out. The networks stopped showing it, people stopped talking about it and then Trump makes a tweet about it, calling the players SOB’s and it exploded again. The next week over 200 players knelt. Imagine if Trump decided to become a firefighter, he would try to put out the fire using gasoline.

  74. Malcolm Jenkins is also wearing political T-shirts at the games in warmups. Can I go to my work and wear a pro-life T-shirt? Can I go to work and launch political protests? You don’t have freedom of speech at your workplace to say anything without consequence. Freedom of speech is against the government.

  75. Dak had it right. The anthem shulould be a time for us to all come together, regardless of our political beliefs, and unite as one. We are truly lucky to be Anericans. Seems like people forget.

  76. @ wartface says:

    “I love our President and agree with him about the players not denigrating our national anthem… for any damn reason.”

    You and Trump deserve one another. Do you also love the fact that the president dodged the draft, had several extra-marital affairs that denigrated the vows of marriage, and has a track record of being a bigot and disgusting human being? Do you also agree with Trump “kneeling” to Putin after Putin clearly allowed interference of our elections, which is a denigration of our democracy? Are you also not for the right to protest peacefully, the same right that you are afforded to be on this very site voicing your unpopular opinions?

    This isn’t about denigration of the National Anthem, but it is all about standing for what people think is right by way of peaceful protest. But of course there will always be those who view reality in a corrupted way so the world makes sense according to their skewed view of reality.

    If you don’t like protests during the national anthem, then don’t watch football games. Patriotism has NOTHING to do with football. The fact that you voice your opinion on this topic is a product of you having the amendment rights to do so, which is EXACTLY the same rights the players have to protest. If you don’t like the timing of their protests, that is also your choice, but enough with the pot calling the kettle black. If you want a dictator to announce you cannot peacefully protest, Russia would likely welcome you with open arms. Take Trump with you.

    Trump is a dictator wannabe whose rhetoric and affinity for dictators is only going to ensure he is a one-term president, and shift the power to the Democrats starting with the mid-term elections. The mid-term elections can’t get here quickly enough, and it will be so satisfying to see trump turn from his current stomach-turning dirty orange to a bright red hue when his party gets their rear ends handed to them in a few months.

  77. Mr Trump though I agree with your stance, I think you have bigger things to worry about… as do 95% of the adult population. This a bout attention nothing more If you ignore it, it will go away. then again it will never get ignore because hacks in the media want to create controversy real or imagined

  78. Can someone explain to me how disrespecting our flag and fallen soldiers is bringing the country together and bringing awareness to anything?

  79. For everyone here claiming, “what job would allow you to do what they are doing on the field”. Take a step back and look how your president is addressing it(or anything else inflammatory for that matter). Y’all okay with that though…lol.

  80. So many silly arguments along the lines of “can I do this at my job”

    No, because your job is not in the NFL. Is your job televised on national TV? Do they sing the national anthem at your job? Do thousands of people buy tickets to watch you do your job? If no, then don’t compare your job to the NFL. Not in any respect. They are not the same. Sports and entertainment are not regular jobs.

  81. “Can I go to my work and wear a pro-life T-shirt?”

    Sure. But you’ll look like a reactionary moron. Up to you.

  82. Get lost, Trump.

    Don’t you have anything more important to worry about, like, say, the fact that the noose is closing in on your criminal enterprise?

  83. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

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    Do you not know what a protest is? A protest whole purpose is to bring attention by disruption. There is no “right time” to protest.

    As long as Trump keeps using this issue to rally his fan base and use it to deflect from the Russia investigation, this will be an issue. Players feel he is trying to bully them and they are grown men who will respond accordingly.

    Also, the rumor of this anthem issue being the reason for declining viewership is garbage. The viewer ship was declining BEFORE the Kapernick thing started.

    The reason for the NFL’s declining viewership is because owners are doing more and more to water down the game. They are trying to legislate violence out of a violent game. Case in point, the new helmet rule.

    When the owners start trying to legislate on how to tackle without force, then I too will stop watching NFL football. This helmet rule has me thinking about it right now.

    The owners are going to far and making NFL football not football anymore.

  84. Donnie is just having another meltdown because his football team failed. I guess he wasn’t paying his players enough…

  85. For those interested in quoting the Constitution, here a good one from Article 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    I would characterize the protests DURING THE ANTHEM as petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances…yes? Maybe the president should read the Constitution…

  86. While I agree the players should stand for the anthem, all the president is doing is making the situation worse. Time to stop tweeting and move on.

  87. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    Unbelievable how many people automatically hate their entire country because they don’t like the President. Pathetic.
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    Way to conflate there buddy. Keep thinking the players taking a knee is about “patriotism”. You will indeed look the fool in the end.

  88. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

    The President of the Unites States is constantly protesting against several democratic institutions, most notably the free press, and engaging in hate speech. From the White House. During work hours. The players kneel in silence in for two minutes once a week. You tell me what’s worse.

  89. evlttwin says:
    August 10, 2018 at 9:29 am

    As a veteran, I don’t care if the players kneel for the anthem or not. I don’t even watch the anthem at home….i put the TV on mute during the anthem because it’s usually some celebrity singing it and trying to “put their spin on it”.
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    interesting observation … if a celeb “puts their spin” on their version of the anthem, is that considered disrespectful?

  90. I try to imagine the shock on people’s faces when they one day find out that the military oath is not about a piece of cloth or a song. Instead soldiers swear to support and defend the constitution, a document that is the result of public dissent and that protects the right to dissent. The USA was literally founded on dissent and it has continued to shape the country throughout its entire history. Dissent is inherently American.

  91. The NFL had time to get their house in order, again they failed. Owners proving collectively that they’re just too stupid to run this business. Trump owns the them and especially the players, anyone who didn’t see this coming was sound asleep at the wheel. The NFL decline will continue and may be beyond help. Now, it’s just Rinse & Repeat.

  92. ……… and yet, he had crickets to say about the anniversary of the white power rally in Charlottesville when the woman died.

  93. babygaga19 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    What job makes you stand?
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    Public schools, government positions, military, should I continue?

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    Yes, please do continue to show your ignorance.

  94. Anyone who thinks this BS is about the anthem is as ignorant and uneducated as Trump is. This was NEVER about the anthem. It was always about police brutality against the Black community. Stop reading Trump’s hateful tweets and watching Fox News. Pick up a real newspaper and get the facts straight! YES, FACTS!!!!!
    And Donnie…..keep your nose out of the NFL. You have NO business there! They wouldn’t give you a team, remember???!!

  95. rxrider2000 says: August 10, 2018 at 9:15 am
    With all the problems this POTUS has I would think this should be a LOT less important to a guy being investigated for Treason?

    That’s why he’s the president genius, he can handle all those problems and still have time to speak the truth and trigger you snowflakes. Mueller.. LOL. Hope’s all you got.

  96. superglider says:
    August 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm
    omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?

    The President of the Unites States is constantly protesting against several democratic institutions, most notably the free press, and engaging in hate speech. From the White House. During work hours. The players kneel in silence in for two minutes once a week. You tell me what’s worse.

    Be good to see POTUS get a fair shake from this “democratic” institution, except it’s only leftist, not fair. Funny, I don’t see hate speech in the constitution, only in the SJW dictionary. Idiot players 100x worse.

  97. “Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”

    Is this thing that they supposedly can’t define the same thing that Trump can’t remember any of the words to, by chance?

  98. filthymcnasty3 says: August 10, 2018 at 8:49 am
    There is nothing more patriotic than non violent protest.

    You and the other “patriotic kneelers” cover a lot of ground and lost me there.. How is a protest in and of itself patriotic? I guess the translation would probably be as long as you agree with it..

  99. omeletpants says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
    What job in America can you protest during company time at your employer’s location?
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    What job in america has the national anthem playing before you begin your day? Perhaps the problem is the fact that we have the national anthem before the game. These guys are not being paid to stand for the anthem, they are being paid to play the game. Let them play the game and ignore what they are doing prior to the game. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me one bit. They can do whatever they want before or after the game. if they take that to the field, stop the game, or protest while the game is going on, then i’ll have a problem.

  100. “Where are all the protests and outcry for all the African-American teenagers being killed in Chicago every week?”

    Yes, where is Trump’s outcry about that? When has he tweeted anything about this tragedy befalling our fellow citizens?

  101. cardinealsfan20 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    “Where are all the protests and outcry for all the African-American teenagers being killed in Chicago every week?”

    Yes, where is Trump’s outcry about that? When has he tweeted anything about this tragedy befalling our fellow citizens?
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    Just yesterday. Look it up. Have a nice day.

  102. sterngardfriegen says:
    August 10, 2018 at 3:42 pm
    As far as I can tell, the NFL players didn’t conspire with the Russian government to steal the last election and install a Putin apologist a

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    True, it was Clinton and Obama who conspired to sell Russia 20% of America’s Uranium. Can you imaging the Liberal outcry if Trump did that?

  103. I think I speak for a lot of people
    try running the government in an effective manner
    sick and tired of you interfering with the best run league and sport in America
    so tired of your tweets, so tired of your lies, so tired of you spouting off about being a loyal American while everyone knows you avoided the draft.
    Americans died so you could live a great life and prosper off their sacrifice

  104. variant703 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    Unbelievable how many people automatically hate their entire country because they don’t like the President. Pathetic.
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    Way to conflate there buddy. Keep thinking the players taking a knee is about “patriotism”. You will indeed look the fool in the end.
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    The biggest fools are the ones that believed the media when they said Hillary would win. They have got to be the biggest fools in history.

  105. eaglesfanalways says: August 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    For those interested in quoting the Constitution, here a good one from Article 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    I would characterize the protests DURING THE ANTHEM as petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances…yes? Maybe the president should read the Constitution…

    Then like most of your fellow snowflakes, you show skills with your own characterizations
    and less skills understanding legal and constitutional issues and would be… Wrong.

  106. What would the NFL do if ALL of the players routinely took a knee during the National Anthem? Suspend everyone? Use replacement players? They’re between a rock and a hard place on this one. My opinion is that they should just ignore it and let the players do what they want. Pretty soon, everything will be back to normal if they do that, rather than pouring gasoline on the fire.

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