President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).
President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.
The crowd went wild after Trump said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of b*tch off the field right now! Out! He’s fired! He’s fired!”
The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting, “USA! USA! USA!”
President Trump on NFL players disrespecting the American flag & national anthem: "Get that SOB off the field right now – HE'S FIRED!"
— Alex 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) September 23, 2017
On Saturday the NFL Commissioner lectured President Trump — not the jackass players kneeling during the national anthem.
The Hill reported:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell fired back at President Trump on Saturday for encouraging league owners to remove players who take a knee during the national anthem, saying Trump’s “divisive comments” show “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.”
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.”
“Divisive comments like these 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.”