By kneeling, National Football League players stand for what's right. They're patriots

Trump at dinner on NFL feud'It's really caught

Trump at dinner on NFL feud'It's really caught

Over the weekend, Trump criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem, a practice started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a protest against police brutality and mistreatment of black Americans. Trump told a crowd of cheering supporters. Put more succinctly: "When the president of the United States calls anyone a son of a bitch, that's a story", an National Football League spokesman said on Monday.

Kraft wrote: "I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday".

Several Bills players took a knee during Sunday's game at New Era Field. Polls show growing opposition to anthem protests because despite having the reasonable goal of improving American culture, it ends up disrespecting others in the process.

"Whatever stance you decided to make or if you want to stand for the anthem and you want to put your hand over your heart and go along, that's fine, that's okay", Thomas said.

The source of Trump's ire at this particular moment seemed to be one such player's decision to decline an invitation to the White House.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired. I think we need a little bit more wisdom in that office", he said of the White House.

Kaepernick, who began the protests previous year by choosing not to stand during the anthem and remains a free agent, said he wanted to speak out against racial injustice and police brutality. The issue grew when Trump withdrew an invitation to the White House for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors, specifically pointing to star Steph Curry.

"We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country", the Seahawks said in a statement.

How heart-swelling the response of team owners and players to Mr. Trump's orders: to link arms in support of those trying, through peaceful gestures of supplication, to change the USA for the better. "There is no better example than the incredible response from our clubs and players to the bad natural disasters we've experienced over the last month". As a response, there were increased protests during Sunday's games, with an estimated 200 players taking a knee or sitting on the bench when the anthem was played.

"Nobody wants to disrespect the flag or military. Fire or suspend!" Trump tweeted. Scores of players publicly displayed unity on Sunday in defiance of Trump.

In a rare appearance on field, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan was seen entwined with his team's players while Ravens Coach John Harbaugh was also spotted linking arms with players.

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