President Donald Trump had some choice words Friday night for NFL players who protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Speaking at a rally in Huntsville, Ala., Trump sounded off on protesting players, saying they should be “fired” in a heated rant which featured some colorful language.
Here’s a clip from Trump’s tirade:
Protesting the national anthem became somewhat of a trend last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt as a means of raising awareness towards racial injustice in the United States. Kaepernick became a subject of scrutiny for his actions, and hasn’t been able to find an NFL job this season after parting ways with the 49ers back in March.
Kaepernick himself has yet to react to Trump’s latest soundbite, but the same can’t be said for the 29-year-old’s mother.
Teresa Kaepernick has every right to be proud, as her son has helped spark a conversation and also encouraged more athletes around the country to have their voices heard as well.
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