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NFL Players React on Twitter to President Trump Calling Out Anthem Protesters

President Trump minced no words when it came to how he feels about NFL players who protest the playing of the national anthem. Speaking at a rally in Alabama for Luther Strange, Republican candidate for Senate, Trump called the protesting players “SOB’s” and said he hoped they’d get “fired.”

After speaking about how much the flag means to him, and to Luther Strange, Trump addressed the protesting players:

Those comments drew a ton of cheers, and chants of “USA! USA! USA!” from the crowd. However, they sparked a different reaction from NFL players. Here’s a sampling of the player reaction from Twitter:

Responding to a tweet from activist Shaun King, who said the NFL Players Association was readying a response to Trump’s comments. Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah let his feelings be known:

Others had similar reactions of shock:

Some seemed to miss the point entirely:

Did Zach Brown just tell President Trump to stick to politics? The whole point is, had NFL players stuck to football, Trump’s entire rant never would have happened. One could also argue, credibly, that issues of the anthem and patriotism are directly in the presidential wheelhouse.

Former player Matthew Cherry weighed in, poorly:

Who are “they?” Former Vikings kicker and noted activist for gay causes Chris Kluwe chimed in as well:

If there’s one thing Chris Kluwe knows about, its how to get himself fired and never asked back. So if NFL players would like a taste of that, then by all means they should follow his advice.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Solomon Espie

    September 24, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Please stop sending me pop up messages. I do not like what I get from you. Please end it now!!!!

  2. Lavona Areno

    September 24, 2017 at 3:10 am

    i’m sick of all those whiney rich baby football players complaining about how bad they have it. makes me furious. i STAND WITH THE PRESIDENT. HE TELLS IT LIKE WE ALL THINK. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE IN AMERICAN…..LEAVE…..PLEASE LEAVE…..IF YOU HAVE IT SO BAD FIND ANOTHER COUNTRY WHERE YOU CAN MAKE THE MONEY YOU ARE MAKING. FOOTBALL IS A GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY AS IT IS. LEAVE……YOU BIG BABYS. SHUT UP AND JUST PLAY THE GAME. IT LOOKS LIKE FOOTBALL AS WE KNOW IT WILL BE ENDING!

    • Betsy

      September 24, 2017 at 3:43 am

      Hi Lavona, You can’t speak for everyone. I would hazard a guess that many more Americans are unhappy with Trump. This doesn’t mean they are not good Americans but rather they want to preserve our flag, land and lives. We’re afraid of how he has been pulling the world apart. He has been a constant and utter embarrassment to America and the world. (Even the Pope doesn’t appear to have any respect for him.) What you might want to do is to have Trump invited to the next pro game to sing the Star-Spangled Banner and perhaps, even throw the first pitch. (But, no overhead, cheat sheets or mike/speaker.) He’s had plenty of time to learn the words. We’d forgive him if his voice isn’t very good.

      There are many other things he could do to show his patriotism. (Addressing the U.N. delegates is not recommended.) And finally Lavona, don’t worry about football as we know it disappearing. Let’s work to keep planet earth viable.

    • Moses

      September 24, 2017 at 3:45 am

      You leave coward Lovona Areno! I served this country, so you get the hell out of here. You are ignorant because you have missed the point. Show your face, not a blank profile picture big boy/girl. You leave because you sound like you might be an immigrant yourself.

  3. Joy D. Brower

    September 24, 2017 at 3:13 am

    At some point, these overpaid babies will kill the goose (NFL) that laid the golden egg (their out-of-proportion salaries!). Most of us won’t shed a damn tear! And we thought that brain concussions would close down pro-football!! Looks as if the stupid orangutan players will do that for for everyone else! RIP, NFL – and soon (except for the serious jocks among us), RIP, NBA!! Tell me how much I’ll never miss the overpaid idiots!!

  4. flukeZ

    September 24, 2017 at 3:14 am

    All who comment Against our President Trump should all be ashamed! They brought in their personal feelings about OUR FLAG/Anthem into the NFL! The FLAG/Anthem is all about OUR PRESIDENT’s JOB! They are defying ‘Make America Great Again’ by dissing what it all stands for and nothing to do with NFL Football, Baseball, Basketball in the USA!! Anti- American are what these players are doing!!! Fans need to stop “BUYING” to see these unAmerican players letting them get RICH off us Patriotic Americans who struggle to make ends meet!!

  5. John H. Montgomery Jt

    September 24, 2017 at 3:21 am

    majority with trump

  6. Strongbow

    September 24, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Grow up! If not for the NFL Silver Spoon, all of you would probably be getting shot by cops or each other in the ghettos

  7. Signetring54

    September 24, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Yes! Boycott time of NFL. Roger Goodell is a pantywaist coward. These idiots are not exemplary role models for our children and have no shame. Hopefully, they will all be out of a job soon. Ticket sales in Kalifornia have plummeted.Good! Glad to hear it.

    • Betsy

      September 24, 2017 at 3:51 am

      You’re right. I wouldn’t want our children to become ‘pantywaist cowards’ when they can become pussy grabbers. Better yet, shouldn’t we be the role models for our children?

  8. Vic Bailey

    September 24, 2017 at 3:24 am

    These dumb Bastards don’t have a clue that they will be their own demise, the sooner the better. OVERPAID PUNKS! They don’t want to heal America these Niggly Bears want to further the gap just like Bama did while he was helping our enemies and not his Black people, all the while funding most of America’s enemies and stashing cash in offshore accounts, just like Hellary. Just like Socialist Bama, Hellary and Bernie they all want what Venezuela has, Broken Country and starving people, that is what Socialism will get you! But these BONEHEADS can’t see the Forest for the Trees! Semper Fi.

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  10. brian MCMILLAN

    September 24, 2017 at 4:06 am

    All of the above!

  11. Sal belardo

    September 24, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Everyone is born ignorant, but we must work hard to remain stupid! Liberals are the true enemies of America and they are doing their best to destroy it!

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