Trump’s ongoing war with protesting American professional athletes

President Donald Trump went after professional athletes over the weekend causing major backlash in forms of peaceful protests and choice words on social media.

His words sparked demonstrations by NFL teams either linking arms in solidarity, as players sat or kneeled during the national anthem.

Other teams chose to stay in the locker room.
The form of protest was first done in 2016 by then San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem to draw attention to what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the US.
However, according to Trump, the issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It’s about respect for the country, flag, and national anthem.

Trump also cited the fans who booed the players who kneeled during the anthem — saying they demand respect for the flag.
Trump called on fans to boycott the NFL, if teams that do not discipline their protesting players.
In an official statement to 710 ESPN Seattle host Gee Scott, Fil-Am wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Doug Baldwin, said he was not surprised at Trump’s comments but believes the outcome will be a unifying moment for the sports world, and will provide a positive example for the younger generation.
Meantime, the President also turned to basketball as he withdrew a White House invitation to the 2017 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors.

In a press release from the Warriors — the organization decided that they will come up with a way to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion during their scheduled trip to Washington DC in February.

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  • Mario
    27 September 2017 at 2:57 am - Reply

    Trump will WIN against the kneeling protestors. There are more of us, who loves this country, versus millionaire athletes, coaches who hate the flag and this country. The ISLAMIC RADICALs is winning and behind on this kneeling hate to the flag. It started last year, when Colin Kaepernick was poisoned his mind by the Egyptian radical Muslim girlfriend, from thereon he started kneeling when National Anthem is played and leftist media exploited the the issue on “Hands up,don’t shoot” resulted to more hates to the Police. It is not an issue of race, all NFL owners are white, employes black,white,and brown players. Those athletes were spoiled, they were given a pass during their HS year and became an instant millionaire. Those players were Ungrateful, they had forgotten they made their millions in America. All NFL stadium is mostly 46% subsidized by taxpayers money and yet they disrespect the flag. NBA players should use common sense, they raise the flag to the top during Olympic, kneeling during the National Anthem, should disqualify them to represent America during the Olympic games.

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    10 October 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    According to Cook (2017), We as real Americans shall stand for the “Flag and Anthem”:

    1. We stand for the flag today, not to please ourselves but to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

    2. We stand for the flag not to focus on what divides us but on what unites us, which is being an American.

    3. We stand for the flag not to pledge allegiance to a president, but to honor the reality that we have an elected president and not a lifetime king.

    4. We stand not because of past or present pain caused by injustice, but to salute the principle of justice.

    5. We stand for the flag not for our generation but to set an example for the next generation.

    When we stand for the flag and anthem, we are standing for our hopes for our children’s future, that they will embrace the principles of patriotism and live out its moral truths of justice, perseverance and courage. We stand for the flag and anthem so they can stand for the flag and anthem.

    11 October 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I lost two very good friends at the Vietnam War, and they lost their life so that this young kids was born and play a little kids game call football, and they still don’t respect the ones that lost their life for the American Flag. To me this young “CLOWNS” black kids don’t deserve to live in our great country. This “BLACKS” always crying and crying why us “BLACKS” is always getting kill on the street, if the “BLACKS” had any brains they wouldn’t get kill by the police. Blacks is killers,is drug dealers and always lock up in jail. So NFL players wake-up, hey Blacks players tell your Black people out there in America stop crying and get a job.

    • Arbi
      11 October 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Oh, great. “Hello” back – just in time for Halloween …