Donald Trump doesn’t even have Tom Brady‘s support on this issue.
As you surely know, POTUS sparked a NFL wide protest on Sunday following his call to “fire and suspend” those players who’d kneel during the National Anthem over racial injustice. In response to Donald’s criticisms, many players linked arms and/or kneeled during the Star-Spangled Banner on game day.
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This clearly rattled the Trumpster as he called for a boycott of the NFL AND voiced his disapproval of the protests over and over again. Thus, several key players in the football community have denounced Trump for his disparaging remarks. Even 45’s friend Tom was disappointed in Donnie’s shade.
At first, the Patriots quarterback only alluded to his stance as he took to Instagram on Sunday and posted:
Green Bay Packers‘ Aaron Rodgers shared a similar sentiment as he too shared on IG:
However, by Monday, Brady’s opinion was far clearer as he noted on the Kirk & Callahan radio show:
“I certainly disagree with what [Trump] said. I thought it was just divisive… I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, ‘Oh, that is wrong. That is right.’ I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me. That is how I try and live every day.”
Donald’s blood must be boiling right now. Other NFL players were more straight forward with their stances as they took to social media and shared:
The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) September 23, 2017
Trump stay in ur place… football have nothing to do wit u smh
— Zach Brown (@ZachBrown_55) September 23, 2017
It’s really sad man … our president is a asshole
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) September 23, 2017
Does anyone tell trump to stick to politics, like they tell us to stick to sports? Smh.
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) September 23, 2017
More than ever, we remain committed to advocacy 4 equality & social justice for all. Join in locking arms 4 @nfl #UNITY #PlayersCoalition
— Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) September 24, 2017
My colleagues & I need to continue to unite & support each other. The disrespect & divisive/offensive comments can’t be tolerated anymore
— Marcus Gilbert (@MarcusGilbert88) September 24, 2017
More than ever we remain committed to advocacy 4 equality & social justice 4 all! @Eagles fans Join us in locking arms 4 unity in our city!
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) September 24, 2017
Well said!! NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appears to be standing by the protesters as he called the president’s comments “divisive” and disrespectful.
Nonetheless, not all NFL stars are on board with the protests as Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe recently told ESPN that he found the whole thing “disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their lives.”
Be sure to take a look at his full statement (below).
NEW: Statement to me from #Broncos DE Derek Wolfe on Donald Trump’s comments regarding national anthem protests in the @NFL. pic.twitter.com/4qWLXNhbSK
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 24, 2017
Huh. It looks like SOMEONE is trying to get an invite to the White House…
[Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.]
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