The President demanded to punish athletes who refuse to stand up during the anthem
Players club NFL “San Francisco forty Niners”Photo: epa/vostock-photo
– U.S. President Donald trump called on fans of American football not to come to the matches of the National football League (NFL) as long as the players “do not begin to respect the flag and country.”
C the appropriate treatment, he spoke in his Twitter.
“If NFL fans stop going to matches until players begin to respect our flag and country, we quickly see the changes. To dismiss or to suspend”, – he wrote.
If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
As The Independent reminds us leader September 22, commented on the actions of the players who for several months pointedly not stand during the national anthem, and getting down on one knee. In this way they protest against “the treatment of blacks in the United States.”
“Would you like to see some club owner the NFL, seeing that someone didn’t show respect for our flag says: “Get that son of a bitch off. Out. He’s fired,” said trump, speaking at an event in Alabama.
Trump’s remarks led to criticism from representatives of other sports including basketball “Golden state Warriors”. The President in response to the comments of the players has withdrawn the invitation of the team at a gala dinner in the White house.
Meanwhile, just a few hours during the baseball League championship for the first time a player took a knee during a performance, instead of having to listen to it standing up.
Track athletes were supported by singer Stevie wonder, who during a concert in new York was on his knees, saying that this was for America.
WATCH: Stevie Wonder takes a knee on the stage “for America” at #GCFest https://t.co/lXIMO8fvcT https://t.co/qE97FFQmMH
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 24, 2017