President Donald Trump continued with his attacks on NFL players on Friday. The attack was aimed at those who protest during the national anthem, claiming they “wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”
“The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love,” Trump tweeted.
He added another tweet shortly, saying that fans are paying to watch sports not protests.
“Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay,” he added.
According to The Hill, Trump’s comments came a day after the first big slate of NFL preseason games on Thursday night, where players from several teams protested during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Last week in a tweet Trump also insulted NBA star LeBron James’s intelligence. Trump’s insult came after James said in an interview that Trump was using sports to “divide” the country.
Meanwhile, Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson on Thursday both took a knee during the anthem.
Colin Kaepernick praised the pair in a tweet on Thursday, citing their protest of “systemic oppression.”
“My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers,” Kaepernick tweeted.
Additionally, the players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks remained in the tunnel until the end of the anthem.