Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Donald Trump Called Jerry Jones 4 Times About Protest During Anthem

Kyle Shanahan, 49ers Players React to Donald Trump's Comments, League-wide Protests Here's what some patriots believe:
Sammy Stanley | 02 October, 2017, 00:44

"The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!"

On Tuesday Trump called on the league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the national anthem is played, tweeting "The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations".

The Real Time with Bill Maher host took a knee Friday for National Football League players who are using the protest to highlight racial inequality and police brutality in the United States. Full teams, along with some team owners, linked arms either before or during the anthem. Trump has said his comments have nothing to do with race but are about respecting the country and the flag.

Jones and his team did what needed to be done, separating the protests over racial injustices from the deafening outrage over alleged disrespect to the nation, its anthem and its glorious flag.

The Cowboys ultimately knelt as a team before the anthem and then stood during the "Star-Spangled Banner".

Ryan also acknowledged that the original point of the player demonstration - racial injustice and police mistreatment of African-Americans - has become obscured by the narrower issue of how to act during the anthem.

Taking time away from a Twitter rant against criticism of the federal response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, he tweeted: 'Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem.

Noah responded to Trump's tweet with one of his own. "I think you risk upsetting more people than it's worth".

The NFL rejected the president's remarks as not factual.

Unlike last week when the Pittsburgh Steelers stood in the tunnel during the national anthem, players were on the sideline as the anthem was performed. Trump, in effect, pulled the trigger on his criticisms as though the players were kneeling on top of a disabled veteran. The protests culminated a week ago when scores of players, following calls by the president to fire protesting athletes, sat or knelt as the anthem was played. The announcer thanked the audience for the moment of prayer and the players stood for the anthem.

And on Thursday he continued the crusade, drawing a rebuke from the NFL after he said football team owners are afraid of their players. "And I think it's disgraceful", he said.

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