United State President Donald Trump took center stage on Friday night, speaking out about NFL players who protest during the pregame national anthem, stating that it’s hurting the game.
The President spoke at a political rally in Huntsville, Alabama.
“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!” Trump said the protests are “hurting the game.”
Of course Trump might have been directing his comments at the first player to start those protests, that being former 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but on Friday Trump didn’t mention Kaepernick or any other NFL player specifically.
“The only thing you could do better,” Trump said, “is if you see it, even if it’s just one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway.”
The NFL has yet to make any formal comment about the President’s speech.