Trump let the cat out of the bag on the NFL anthem protests

Why are NFL owners tolerating anti-American protests?

Disgusted NFL fans have been puzzled by this question.

But Donald Trump just revealed the sickening reason the NFL permits players to trash the memories of dead veterans.

Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends that the owners are scared of their players.



Politico reports:

“NFL team owners are hesitant to stop their players from kneeling in protest during the national anthem because “they’re afraid of their players,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday, insisting that they should ban the practice for the entire league.

“I have so many friends that are owners. And they’re in a box. I mean, I’ve spoken to a couple of them. They say, ‘We are in a situation where we have to do something,’” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” that was taped Wednesday and aired Thursday morning. “I think they’re afraid of their players, you want to know the truth, and I think it’s disgraceful. And they’ve got to be tough and they’ve got to be smart.”

Owners are afraid if they cracked down on the protests they would have a full-scale revolt on their hands.

But the public is with Trump.

Polls show overwhelming majorities of Americans support standing for the anthem.

If the league mandated all players must stand for the anthem and players refused to show up for games or went on strike the public backlash would destroy the protesters forever.

The owners aren’t willing to take that risk.

They are more afraid of their players than the fans.

NFL owners could be making a gigantic mistake.

Ratings are down 11 percent this year.

And the ticket reseller StubHub is offering a ten percent across the board discount on tickets for this week’s games.

If ratings continue to plummet and fans stay home on Sundays, NFL owners will have more than their players to fear.

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  1. Perhaps it’s time to clean the NFL swamp. The league has too many overpaid players who are primadonas, thugs, bums, crooks, ingrates, mental midgets, and whiners. I love football, but I will not tolerate someone disrespecting my flag, my country, the President, or the National Anthem. Hence, I have quit watching — or even following — NFL football. I strongly suspect that there are man very good football players who never get a chance with the NFL. So let’s throw out the bums and ingrates and replace them with people who respect our nation and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to play.

  2. Let me say that I agree with all of you, but there is more to this than has been said. Why is it that you never mention the two hundred thousand white men who fought and died in our civil war to free the blacks. No other country in the world has ever made such a sacrifice for the blacks. If America is such a bad place for blacks, why are you, millionaires? Thank God there is an America.

  3. Maybe the Black players that hate our Flag and think they are treated poorly by the cops should go to Africa and play Football there, wonder if they would make millions there? Or have an eye candy girlfriend/wife, 3 or 4 nice cars, a nice Mansion to live in, boats, etc…. they would more likely have a dirt floor hut, and a donkey or two. These inflated ego bastards should get on their TWO knees every day and thank GOD for what they have. If they keep this up, they might not have it for long, so sad!(Sarcasm)

  4. Where do most of the NFL players come from? Universities…which also are run by Liberal anti-American sentiment. Yes, I do agree something must be done about the protests. I haven’t watched NFL games for a couple of years now. I think the game isn’t real football anymore. It is only about who is going to be traded or kept, depending on their agent’s deal making to get even more millions of dollars. NFL, NBA, are all about entertainment and not true sportsmen-like conduct. The players don’t even know their fans. They don’t even care about their fans anyway. So no more tickets to sell as people can’t afford them anyway. It is such a shame to see what this country has lowered itself to now. It is so true, give an inch, and they take a yard….. And people wonder why there is still so much racism going on, but it isn’t from Caucasians any longer, it is from the minorities who still are frozen back in time, thanks mainly to Al ‘un-‘Sharpten. It also gives a bad wrap to the minorities who love this country and there are many more who love American than those who don’t. But they NEVER get heard from as the Liberals stop anyone who opposes their screwed up and mentally ill tunnel vision. They are the ones who promote racism and bigotry, and they blame everyone else for their own failed policies and make the rest of us miserable. Well, you know the cliche, ‘pay back is a bitch.’ Why won’t Obama say anything about honoring the American Flag? Because he is the one who started all the racism and bigotry in the first place….. Let’s blame the one who truly deserves it….. Obummer….!

    • I AGREE THEY ALL SHOULD BE FIRED,AND REPLACED AND SEE HOW THEY UNDERSTAND THAT! THEY GET PAID TO MUCH IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY ANY GAME AFTER DOING THAT

  5. What a difference.
    NFL players should consider seriously being more like Michael Jordan.
    Rather than whining, put their money where their mouth is and help underprivileged kids in cities to grow up with character and integrity.
    Thank you Michael Jordan

  6. These players who kneel during the playing of the anthem are about the dumbest people alive. I will not watch stupid people no matter how talented they are. I would love to be given the opportunity and honor of playing in the NFL. These idiots really blew it big time.

  7. This whole protest crap is a BLM matter stunt being carried out by willing and complicit overly self important Negro NFL players in my opinion. The NBA is the same and worse. They ought to kick them out like the air traffic controllers in the 1980’s.

  8. Too little ,too late. These players do not care that they are heroes to many a white person. So, by supporting something so anti-white they have let their fans down and proven just what they are made of. So long suckers.

  9. If aliens were to somehow kidnap every current NFL player in the league, there would be more willing the play for 1/4…wait…1/10 of the current wages. (And I still would not care.) College football is much more entertaining. I lost interest in the NFL a long time ago. With CTE and the rise of soccer and other sports in the U.S., NFL football will not be the same game it is now in 20 years if it exists at all.

  10. It really doesn’t matter if the players revolt if there aren’t any people left who care to watch. The owners seem to forget where their money comes from, it isn’t from the players. This would be a really good opportunity for them to purge the trash and lower the pay scale too. These players aren’t worth any near what they are paying them. Also, we the taxpayers don’t appreciate paying for them to be patriotic and then having them crap on us. The pentagon should have never started that mess in the first place.

  11. if they were in some other country and did this, they would be SHOT and maybe by an anti-aircraft machine canon! so stand like men and place your right hand over your heart or move to another country. show at least some respect for our flag and AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. The Players and Owners are not the kind of peer groups I’d want to set my kids, grandkids and great grandkids in front of and emulate.
    The Players as I get it are associating this action in protest to Racism. The only Racism being created here is by the Players and supporters themselves. A great many who never had a racist bone in their body are changing their minds about it because of what these non-appreciating @$$#O!#$ are doing.

  13. I think that the Owners just want this to fade away. Better be Careful .All good caring Fans will not tolerate this kind off Disrespect to our COUNTRY AND FLAG. Also remember, the Fans pay $$$ For The NFL.
    BOBBY ~!~

    • with a team like..say..cleveland…where the team is bad and the protesters numerous…we should soon see if what you say is true….

  14. If they don’t stand… sit them WITHOUT PAY… and in just a week or 2 they All would be standing with their hand over their heart… They understand the stand language of money…

  15. The idea of firing all the protesters is brilliant. There are alot of talented young men who love our country that would play for a third of what the big shots get. They would play simply because they love the game.

    • Maybe hire some returning vets to play football instead of these turkeys. Back when I was in the 7th grade ( yeah, that long ago ) the school teachers down here went on strike. Players from the Miami Dolphins became substitute teachers and kept the 7th grade students in school till the strike was over. That was back when you had ball players who were good and were proud of their nation. Larry Little( as a free agent ) taught geography. Larry Csonka, was in for PE. Bob Greise, IIRC, taught English. In 1972 I was proud to go to a Dolphins game and watch them play an undefeated season. But then we had Don Shula as coach and Joe Robbie as owner. Not the same now days.

  16. Tim Tebow used to take to his knee for a different reason on the field, and people mocked him. He’s looking pretty good right about now.

  17. Tim Tebow used to take to his knee for a different reason on the field, and people mocked him. He’s looking pretty good right about now.

  18. You know, I’ll just bet there are a LOT of really good football players out there that would LOVE the chance to play pro football. Respectful ones, who haven’t been tainted by the scent of big money yet. I’ll bet if the spoiled, racist anti-American bozos that want to kneel during the National Anthem were FIRED and REPLACED, the sport could go back to all its glory and fun, and patriotism. Personally, I wouldn’t miss a single one of those guys kneeling… in fact, I’d be ready to celebrate!

    • You called that one riht, Kotoc. Some VERY spoiled, OVERpaid “entertainers” out there, who have NO idea what sacrifice REAL heroes have made to make OUR country free. Whiner Bennett, of the Seattle Seaturkeys, was running from a casino, after what sounded like a shot was heard. He looked like HE might have done it, since he was running, after people were told to “get down”.

    • At this point, I don’t care if they stand because they are forced to by the NFL. They have already shown their racist as##es We already know now, that they hate America, while they collect 2 million dollars a year. I would rather see them replaced by players who love our country. And by the way, the NFL should have to live up to equal opportunity in hiring. Why are 90% of the players black. White players should sue for affirmative action.

        • Maybe you’ve noticed your TV programming: blacks represent approximately 17% of the population in the US, but they’re getting nearly 50% of the screen time in programs as well as commercials. Notice how many white guys are romancing black girls and vice versa.

          • THIS PROBLEM IS NOT ABOUT COLOR I DON’T CARE WHAT THEY SAY, ITS ABOUT NO HONOR FOR THIS COUNTRY, IF YOU DON’T LOVE THE COUNTRY THEY CAN LEAVE ANY TIME THEY WANT TOO.

          • Roddy – – – even more disgusting than that is the racial make-up of couples in adds. There are adds where the “husband” is really black and the “wife” is either caucasian or “high yellow”. Extremely rare for “wife” to be black and “husband” a “lighter shade of pale”.

          • blacks comprise roughly 13% of the [general] population…but in urban areas that percentage is much higher…the media tends to reflect that…..

      • I don’t care how many are black, white, or inbetween if I am writing the pay ck’s and by doing this protest they hurt my organization, I would FIRE them immediately–good-bad-or ugly. Does everyone get that. WHAT part of what I said don’t you understand. Case closed

      • COWARDS< THEY ARE USING THE FACT THAT THERE NEGROS AS AN EXCUSE TO BE UNFIT AS HUMANS. BUT THEY MAY NOT BELONG TO THAT^ MUCH LONGER EITHER. THERE ASSES ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT. AND SHOULD BE DEPORTed TO A COUNTRY THAT HAS THERE MENTALITY.
        THE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF ALL THE BS. DON'T LIKE LEAVE IT. WE DON'T LIKE YOU AND WE ARE LEAVING YOU.SEE HOW EASY IT IS. !!!!!!!!!

      • So right you are ……the blacks have been waging war on the whites ever since they began their civil rights movement….. the WHITEs have better wake up to this sinister war called black civil rights in many ways…..

      • monkeys in human costumes.monkey see monkey do.letfootball die for the season and if things dont change let it die next season and so on.give these idiots an inch and they”ll take a mile

    • Seeing as the NFL and its players do not respect the National Anthem or the American flag I think they should stop playing the anthem and leave the flag inside. They sure do not seem to need them. One wonders what they do need. For sure they do not need me. I quit watching them on tv and will never go to another game in person.

      • Patricia, I share your sentiment BUT let us remember that the “N” in NFL stands for NATIONAL a derivative of NATION. That is what the NATIONAL anthem is all about… our love song to our nation. Also, I think the New England Patriots should be stripped of their colors and be called the PAGANS, a more fitting name for them.

    • why doesn’t the owners get some wounded warrior’s to come to the clubhouse, while the players are hiding out? make sure they are the ones in wheelchairs, and maybe they will understand how these men and women would gladly stand, and for free. they already paid the price for our flag.

    • the FIRST LADY should be sending civic books to each clubhouse of the NFL. don’t forget to send a warrior to read to them?

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