Ted Cruz: Don’t Buy Jerseys Of ‘Spoiled’ Athletes Protesting National Anthem

Republican senator from Texas and failed presidential candidate Ted Cruz has become the latest politician to weigh in on the controversy surrounding athletes who have been protesting the “Star-Spangled Banner” in recent weeks.

There were a number of protests throughout the NFL on Sunday, including four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem.

Cruz doesn’t want people to buy jerseys, or any other products of the athletes who are protesting.

The last time we heard Cruz talk about a sports-related topic, he called a basketball hoop a “ring”  while re-creating a scene from the classic movie “Hoosiers” during an Indiana campaign event.

Thumbnail photo via Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via USA TODAY NETWORK

Thumbnail photo via Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz

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