Patriot's owner releases a statement supporting NFL player's protests; disappointed in Trump

Patriot's owner releases a statement supporting NFL player's protests; disappointed in Trump

He was referring to the wave of NFL players who have chosen to kneel down during the national anthem at games this season. In its initial social media graphic, it used the hashtag #TakeAStandNotAKnee.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair on Sunday fired back at President Trump for his "divisive and counterproductive" remarks that NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should be fired or suspended.

Their comments come three days after Trump tore into Kaepernick-style protests at a rally in Alabama for Sen.

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe took issue with fellow NFL players who made a decision to protest and kneel during the playing of the national anthem, asking why they live in America if they have an issue with this country. I hope the reaction from our players results in positive action for our league, our communities and our country as a whole to make a positive difference in our society.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, began protesting the national anthem in 2016, stirring controversy throughout the league. During Sunday afternoon's games, the president took to Twitter to add that he supported players who chose to lock arms during the anthem, but not kneeling.

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The statements - from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti - followed another controversial morning tweet from Mr Trump.

More than 100 players kneeled or sat during national anthem performances around the league on Sunday in protest of police brutality and injustice.

Trump went on to formally invite the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House, words that could be seen as a veiled swipe at the Warriors after the president rescinded his White House invitation to the team.

Trump tweeted about the issue Saturday and again today. Find something else to do! Maybe more players will join the protests; maybe the players who have yet to join in will stay consistent.

On his Twitter account, James called Trump a "bum" and blasted the president by saying "Going to White House was a great honour until you showed up!"

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