US President Donald Trump’s fight with the NFL and its players over kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police behavior towards black Americans intensified Sunday. As Trump continues to call on Americans to boycott teams that do not punish protesting athletes, players from both the Ravens and Jaguars united in protest at a game in London today.
Ravens and Jaguars unite in protest, today Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
After the US President Donald Trump attacked NFL player Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the American national anthem, players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt in protest today (Sunday) during the anthem at an NFL game in London. The protest spread to a number of other games today during which players chose to also kneel during the national anthem.
Trump called for the boycott of teams that do not penalize players protesting the anthem and flag. The first game held after Trump’s attack was accompanied by the same protest that started last year in response to the police’s attitude toward black Americans. The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars team, Shahid Khan, also joined hands with his players before the game.
Trump to NFL owners: “Fire or suspend!” Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Trump continued his attack on the NFL today via Twitter, writing: “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! …NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”