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Trump supporters have turned against the NFL

Trump supporters have turned against the NFL”

In Foxboro, Massachusetts, more than a dozen players and coaches of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots knelt or linked arms, including quarterback Tom Brady, who had supported the campaign of Donald Trump.

It had become obvious the point had always been missed. "They're un-American, to say the very least". But the war of words continues, and so, it seems, will the protests.

While Shanahan and Hoyer spoke about their desire for unity and less division throughout America, Reid maintained the same message he's had for over a year, which is an outcry against police brutality and social injustice.

The players' protests began previous year when Colin Kaepernick, a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, protested police treatment of African-Americans by not standing during the anthem. The Pittsburgh Steelers went even further and stayed in the locker room instead of being outside for the national anthem, except for Alejandro Villanueva who served as an Army Ranger before playing in the NFL.

Dan, an Air Force veteran from North Carolina admitted he was a bit dismissive about Kaepernick's protest at first back in 2016, seeing it as "showboating" for attention.

'Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for. Three hours later in Seattle, singer Meghan Linsey also knelt at the end. Foster will remain out of practice this week, Shanahan said. There is injustice in our country and since our country is not doing anything about it, Kaepernick will not stand for the national anthem. I can understand why national anthems are played at global games.

Goodell was not surprised by the number of protests around the NFL.

Our flag is a symbol - a symbol that represents freedom, liberty and human rights. I firmly believe it is an individual's right to protest in the way they choose to protest, as long as it's peaceful.

The Republican president told "Fox & Friends" in an interview that he is friends with many National Football League team owners and they were "in a box" over how to handle the kneeling protests of racial disparities in the country.

Liberals and those who do not understand patriotic Americans are underestimating the determination of good people to boycott and desert the National Football League permanently, the same way liberals underestimated the determination of Trump supporters to desert the establishment denizens of D.C.

The Fox television network's broadcast of the day's first game, at Wembley Stadium, showed three members of the Miami Dolphins kneeling as USA music star Darius Rucker performed "The Star Spangled Banner". With few exceptions, military members viewed using their service to criticize Americans for exercising their rights as the real insult. Through fundraisers, philanthropy, social media, and interviews a wide array of black athletes and white allies have stood up - and taken the knee - on behalf of social justice.

But Maher offered a solution and said: 'Let's tell Trump that there are lots of black people kneeling in Puerto Rico, maybe he'll get focused on that'. "So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans".



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