Right now across the nation, Football Players are taking knees during the national anthem playing to protest police brutality against unarmed African Americans. This current issue is something that Donald Trump speaks out against, more often than the opioid plague that is ripping what used to be the majority. After Trump’s recent attack on NFL Players Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry, the internet and their family members came in support of the men. Now a higher power over these men’s heads are speaking up and those were the team owners.
A slew of NFL team owners — including several million-dollar donors to President Trump — blasted the commander-in-chief Sunday for bashing their players’ anti-racism protests.
The owners’ defiance was surprisingly led by New England Patriots boss Robert Kraft, typically a Trump loyalist, who said he couldn’t stand by while the president labeled any player who kneels during the national anthem a “son of a bitch.”
“I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president,” Kraft said in statement.
“Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community, and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”
Trump, asked for comment later, danced around the slap in the face.
“He’s a good friend of mine, and I want him to do what he wants to do,” Trump said of Kraft. “[But] we have great people representing our country . . . and when you get on your knee and you don’t respect the American flag or the anthem, that’s not being treated with respect.’’
Jacksonville Jaguars boss Shahid Khan and Houston Texans owner Robert McNair — both buddies and $1 million donors to Trump — echoed Kraft’s disdain. Khan stood on the field, his arms linked with his players, during his team’s game Sunday.
McNair said Trump’s “divisive and counterproductive’’ words couldn’t have come at a worse time for the country.
Owners of the New York Giants and eight other teams made similar comments.
I think that these owners are now speaking up for the players because they realize that if these men walk away from these positions they won’t have their money. I personally think that it is time for these men to make the second move. First, they should keep on kneeling during the national anthem to send that message, but the next best thing to do is to create your own league. Leave the NFL….Create your own!