To NFL Players: Stand, Salute Our Flag or “find something else to do”

To NFL Players: Stand, Salute Our Flag or “find something else to do”

To NFL Players: Stand, Salute Our Flag or “find something else to do”

US President Donald Trump 2X’d down Saturday on his comments that National Football League (NFL) players should be fired for not saluting the American flag or standing for the National Anthem, telling them to “find something else to do.”

The President took to Twitter:

If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect….

…our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!

President Trump told a cheering crowd in Alabama that recalcitrant players should be fired by NFL owners.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b–ch off the field right now,'” President Trump told the cheering crowd inside the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville. “He is fired. He’s fired!

“Some owner is going to do that,” President Trump said. “He is going to say, ‘Anyone who disrespects our flag, he is fired.’

“They will be the most popular person in this country,” the President said.

“Total disrespect of our heritage,” President Trump added. “A total disrespect of everything that we stand for.”

Trump, who was speaking at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, once owned the New Jersey Generals in the former U.S. Football League.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Twitter Saturday that President Trump’s comments were “divisive” and showed a “lack of respect for the NFL.”

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, the union that represents the nation’s professional football players, said the organization would protect the constitutional rights of players to protest during the National Anthem.

“This union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks,” Mr. Smith said in a statement, also posted on Twitter.

Professional athletes from both the NFL and the NBA, after President Trump rescinded a White House invitation to point guard Stephen Curry of the champion Golden State Warriors ripped the President on Twitter.

The President is right on this.

Have a terrific weekend.

 

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2 Responses to "To NFL Players: Stand, Salute Our Flag or “find something else to do”"

  1. Marshall Mooney   October 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I think it is sickening when hypocrites who enjoy the bounty of this nation, perhaps more than anyone else, disrespect those who fought for their right to do so by refusing to stand for the pledge or salute the flag. Maybe what they should do is leave their money at home and go live in a third world country for a year. I would venture a bet that when they came back to America, if they could last that long, they would have a bit more respect for the country that enabled them to be millionaires and live like kings.

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