While many of Donald Trump’s statements have been rather divisive, his latest comments appear to be having the opposite effect on NFL players.
Speaking at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Friday, Trump sounded off on NFL players who protest “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying they should be “fired” in a rant that featured some colorful language.
Several NFL players spoke out against Trump following the tirade, including New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty and Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett’s quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, became the latest NFL star to weigh in with an Instagram post Sunday morning.
Rodgers not only has the support of his Packers teammates, but he’s also being backed by another elite QB: Tom Brady. While Brady took to Instagram to make his own personal statement on the issue, also he made sure to acknowledge Rodgers’ efforts with a simple comment on the photo.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft also condemned Trump, saying he is “deeply disappointed” by the tone of the president’s recent comments.
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