The NFL has responded to criticism from President Trump, who told rally attendees the NFL needs to fire players who disrespect the National Anthem.
President Trump addressed a rally in Alabama on Friday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” Trump said. “When somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now – he’s fired!’”
President Trump called players who sit out the National Anthem disrespectful.
Trump is right. Anyone who “protests” while at work should expect to be fired for it. Sure, Americans have the freedom to protest according to their beliefs on their own time, but not when they’re doing their job.
That is especially true when it comes to sitting out the National Anthem, an undeniable act of disrespect. The protesters also see America as unworthy of standing for, and that’s why the vast majority of NFL fans think they’re completely out of line.
These players are exploiting the time they have on television to hate on America.
Amazingly, according to NFL spokesman, Brian McCarthey, it isn’t the protesting players who are being divisive, it’s the President.
“Divisive comments like these,” McCarthey asserts. “Demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
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