🇺🇸 NFL anthem protests: Trump wants players suspended | Al Jazeera English

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US President Donald Trump has criticised American football players who refused to stand during the national anthem on the NFL’s first preseason game, saying they should stand or be suspended without pay.

The players say they want to draw attention to social injustices, but the NFL is under pressure to rein in the protests.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports.

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cros99 says:

The problem is many of these players have only one talent….football. Only a few pro ball players can think their way out of a paper bag. They get fed this liberal "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" BS and they believe it OR they were brought up in the "Hood" and don't know any better.
Take your millions fellas and shut up and leave the cops to the lawyers.

Facundo Paz says:

STUPID NFL PEOPLE DO NOT MIX THE POLITICAL PROBLEMS WITH SPORTS, GO TO THE FUCKI… STREETS TO PROTEST

John Thurman says:

kneeling is patriotic

W.H. Jamison II says:

Trump didn't introduce a socialist identity political agenda into the game, the players did. Sports in the end is entertainment. If I want a lecture I'll go to Harvard. If I want a sermon I'll find a Baptist. When they play the National Anthem to honor the flag and the sacrifices of better men than me to protect and preserve our way of life, I'll stand proudly and shout, "Boycott These Bastards!"

G Eak says:

Footballers need to go see how they are treated in Venezualia, Columbia, etc.

George W Gordon says:

NFL players that disrespect America forget that they are highly paid property of rich white NFL team owners that willingly signed contracts. They all should be fired.

Kyota Tsushima says:

ನಾನು ನೋಡುತ್ತೇನೆ …

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