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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Strongly Condemns Trump’s Attack On Colin Kaepernick

Donald Trump made a mistake by attacking the NFL.

During a speech in lily-white Alabama on Friday night, Trump who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

“Wouldn’t you like to see one of our NFL owners, when somebody disrespects the flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b*tch off the field,’” Trump said.

Primarily, Trump was referring to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who made conservative heads explode last season by kneeling during the anthem in protest of police shooting unarmed black men.

Thus far, Kaepernick has not been signed by any NFL team, despite being a Superbowl quarterback.

But Kaepernick is not the only NFL player to sit out the national anthem. Many players have followed his lead, including white players. It is not a crime to kneel during the anthem. In fact, it’s freedom of speech and expression.

In response to Trump’s vile remarks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

NFL Player’s Association representative DeMaurice Smith also .

“We will never back down,” Smith wrote. “We no longer can afford to stick to sports. This union…will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”

It’s time for the NFL to send a direct “fuck you” to Trump by getting Colin Kaepernick signed to a team. Kaepernick should not be punished for exercising his constitutional rights. And if he continues to go unsigned, it will send the message that NFL owners don’t care about their players and that they secretly support what Trump said. That’s unacceptable and should result in boycotts across the nation.


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