‘Get that son of a bitch off the field’: Trump takes aim at NFL anthem protesters

‘Get that son of a bitch off the field’: Trump takes aim at NFL anthem protesters (VIDEOS)

‘Get that son of a bitch off the field’: Trump takes aim at NFL anthem protesters (VIDEOS)
US President Donald Trump took a short break from his verbal sparring with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to take aim at NFL players who protest police brutality against minorities.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump told a cheering Alabama crowd Friday night.

… trump taking a veiled shot at colin kaepernick, says owner should say: “get that sonofabitch off the field right now… he’s fired!!”

“You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country,” he added.

Trump is complaining there’s been too much attention on degenerative brain diseases in the NFL. “They’re ruining the game”

Trump made his outlandish remarks at a rally in Huntsville’s Von Braun Center, ostensibly in support of Republican senator Luther Strange who is running in a special Republican primary next week for the seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions’ appointment as Attorney General.

As he is wont to do, Trump went off-script in a meandering rant that touched on healthcare reform, his infamous wall along the southern border with Mexico and even his borderline-apocalyptic back-and-forth with North Korea’s “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un.

‘We have to handle it’:  threatens ‘Little Rocket Man’ in  campaign rally for Sen.  https://on.rt.com/8ny0 

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President Donald Trump is now calling Kim Jong-un “Little Rocket Man,” a nickname he unveiled to a raucous crowd in Alabama, where he endorsed Luther Strange in a close Republican primary for a US…

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Trump then attacked American football players who have made political protests by kneeling during the national anthem, a trend started by the then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Love this: @realDonaldTrump on NFL players disrespecting our flag/anthem: “get that son of a bitch off the field right now – YOU’RE FIRED!”

The POTUS encouraged counter-protests by fans attending games who see players kneeling for the national anthem.

“But do you know what’s hurting the game more than that?” he said. “When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem. The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium.”

“I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway.”

How does one stand for the flag of a nation whose leader believes you should lose your livelihood for refusing to?

Needless to say, Trump’s inflammatory remarks didn’t go down well among current and former NFL players, with several asking Trump to stick to politics, including Redskins linebacker Zach Brown.

It’s a shame and disgrace when you have the President of the US calling citizens of the country sons of a bitches.

Others were quick to highlight the fact Trump’s presidential campaign received sizable donations from NFL franchise owners.

For all their money/support of Trump, what did the NFL owners get? He called tonight for a boycott of the league and trashed their product.

In August, the Cleveland Browns staged the largest protest to date, believed to be the first to also include white players. In response, the pre-game ceremony was boycotted by police and paramedics.

“We wanted to draw attention to the fact that there’s things in this country that still need to change” http://on.rt.com/8l2u 

The signature protest has quickly gathered momentum, and has even spread to the minor leagues.

I’m so proud of these young brothers.

They’re just 7 & 8 years old, near St. Louis, and opted to take a knee during the National Anthem

One comment

  • uhm

    The NFL is probably on it’s way out.

    An organization like the NFL cannot be run cheaply. The stadiums cost money, the players cost money, EVERYTHING COSTS MONEY. LOTS OF IT. And who sends the NFL money? Easy answer: White patriotic males.
    So how is black power race bashing after a black guy tackles a white guy, with a special celebration and a black power salute, going to get the NFL the white guy’s money?

    How is insulting the country during the national anthem going to get the NFL money from a patriot?

    Like any business, the NFL runs on profit margins that are only a small percentage of the total budget. If you lose that small percentage, it won’t matter if 85 percent of the total is left, you’ll crash like an airplane that only had 85 percent of the fuel needed to get somewhere.

    Gee, I thought a black power salute after tackling a white guy was cool. Now I’m into auto detailing!

    -Jim Stone

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