Trump was right all along… the athletes who are protesting the National Anthem are totally DISRESPECTFUL AND UNPATRIOTIC to the country that has given them so much.
This is why NFL announced that teams will be fined if players kneel for the US national anthem under a new policy. The policy now allows players who would not wish to stand to remain in the locker room, but also stipulates that individual teams have the right to implement their own anthem protocols. The revision also orders that any violation of the league’s policy will result in fines for the offending franchise.
Trump also criticized the league’s players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox and Friends” this morning. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem.”
"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing" -President @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/bt36t4EX5u
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 24, 2018
Unfortunately, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was not so happy to hear this decision. Baldwin ripped into President Trump for comments made earlier Thursday in which he said players who protest social inequality during the playing of the national anthem “maybe … shouldn’t be in the country.”
“He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said Thursday in a news conference. “I mean, listen, I respect the man because he’s a human being, first and foremost. But he’s being more divisive, which is not surprising. It is what it is.
“But for him to say anybody who doesn’t follow his viewpoints or his constituent’s viewpoints should be kicked out of the country, it’s just not very empathetic. It’s not very American-like, to me. It’s not very patriotic. It’s not what this country was founded upon. So it’s kind of ironic to me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on.”
“I think that the NFL really missed it this time,” added Baldwin.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) May 24, 2018
NFL players protest is a national sick joke!! In fact, Baldwin is the real idiot. He is employed by the NFL. He gotta play by his employer’s rules.
It is sad that some NFL players dishonor the United States of America and all that this nation stands for. They picked the wrong forum and manner on this issue. The national anthem and flag are honored at sporting events for veterans that served and gave their life for our country.
It is pretty simple, stand for the NATIONAL ANTHEM!!
After all, people pay to watch a game, not protests and not players. Players get traded, retire, the game is bigger than them.
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