More NFL stars kneel in defiance of Trump as he says they should be FIRED and urges fans to BOYCOTT the league in growing feud with athlete

Sunday, September 24, 2017
By Paul Martin

Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players took a knee in defiance of Donald Trump ahead of their game in London on Sunday
Trump had called for fans to boycott the NFL in a series of tweets early Sunday
He said fans should stop going to games until players stop ‘disrespecting our flag and country’
Trump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry
His two day rant targeting top professional athletes brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday

By EMILY CRANE
DAILYMAIL.COM
24 September 2017

Scores of NFL players have started kneeling during the national anthem in defiance of President Donald Trump just hours after he urged fans to boycott the league in his growing feud with athletes.

Players from both the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee ahead of their game at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

Those who didn’t kneel linked arms in a show of solidarity as the national anthem rang out through the stadium.
No players were kneeling during the playing of God Save The Queen – the British national anthem.

Trump had earlier called for fans to boycott the NFL if players didn’t stop ‘disrespecting’ the US by kneeling during the national anthem.

rump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday.

Early Sunday morning, Trump continued his Twitter tirade and called for an NFL boycott.

‘If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!’ Trump tweeted.

‘…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.’

Jaguars owner Shad Khan joined his players on the field on Sunday and was spotted linking arms with them in a show of unity. Khan was among the owners who donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration.

‘It was a privilege to stand on the sidelines with the Jacksonville Jaguars today for the playing of the U.S. national anthem at Wembley Stadium. I met with our team captains prior to the game to express my support for them, all NFL players and the league following the divisive and contentious remarks made by President Trump, and was honored to be arm in arm with them, their teammates and our coaches during our anthem,’ Khan said, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he ‘100 percent’ supported his players’ decision to kneel.
‘We recognize our players’ influence. We respect their demonstration and support them 100 percent. All voices need to be heard. That’s democracy in its highest form,’ he said.

Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation’s top athletes, with LeBron James calling the president a ‘bum.’

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One Response to “More NFL stars kneel in defiance of Trump as he says they should be FIRED and urges fans to BOYCOTT the league in growing feud with athlete”

  1. Strayhorse

    Boycott ALL Spring Training Camps. NO MORE OVERPRICED PRO-SPORTS! Maybe if these overpriced players are all out selling insurance or working for recruiting companies trying to make a decent living, they wont have the time to take a knee. How dare you diss the fans and the nation that gave you your break in life!

    #3384381

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