United States President Donald Trump is at odds with professional athletes in America after he criticised NFL players who were protesting against racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.
His comments were aimed at Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling in 2016, as a sign of protest over police injustices towards ethnic minorities.
Trump also said at a rally for senator Luther Strange:
Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’
Here's his comments in full:
Trump's comments in Alabama tonight on the NFL's rule changes and ongoing anthem protests. https://t.co/yEUumh31pq
— Bryan Armen Graham (@Bryan Armen Graham)
Trump is being criticised from all angles.
Including by sports stars:
It's a shame and disgrace when you have the President of the US calling citizens of the country sons of a bitches.