• Trump Says His Criticism of Anthem Protests ‘Has Nothing to Do With Race'

    27 days ago - By Variety

    President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice in the United States “has nothing to do with race.” “We have great people representing our country, especially our soldiers, our first responders, and they should be treated with respect,” Trump said...
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  • J. Cole Urges Fans to Boycott the NFL

    J. Cole Urges Fans to Boycott the NFL

    27 days ago - By Hypebeast

    With all kinds of reactions to President Donald Trump's Twitter remarks towards Steph Curry and the various NFL players choosing to protest during the American national anthem, J. Cole took to Twitter to address the situation. In a long series of Tweets, Cole commended those players participating in the protest, praising their bravery and courage. "God bless every player that finds courage to kneel today."
    Cole then went on to discuss how those at home can make their voice heard. He stressed the importance of viewership to the NFL and how changing the channel is the most impactful way of...
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  • NFL Announcers, Commentators Slam Trump Comments on Player Protests

    27 days ago - By Variety

    Football announcers and commentators were vocal on Sunday pre-game shows in objecting to President Donald Trump's condemnation of NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem and other demonstrations of protest. “To be dismissive, vulgar and divisive with comments that reflect a lack of understanding, insensitive, and indeed colonizing does not serve the purpose of trying...
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  • National Anthem Singer Rico Lavelle Kneels, Raises Fist During NFL Performance

    27 days ago - By Variety

    Rico Lavelle, the singer who performed the National Anthem before Sunday's football between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, ended his performance one knee with his fist raised. The move follows calls from President Donald Trump to “fire or suspend” NFL players who kneel during the anthem as a means of protesting racial injustice in...
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