Trump says National Football League owners scared of players

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CNN's Chris Cuomo knew the backlash would be coming once he put words in President Trump's mouth.

The controversial stand taken by some NFL football players of not standing for the raising of the American flag and national anthem has caused a lot of discord in America and dissent among many NFL teams.

The storm of controversy he set off has puzzled foreign observers unfamiliar with the arcana of America's culture wars, and particularly the role that professional sports play in them.

The Pittsburgh Steelers came under fire because the team, except for former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, chose to stay in the locker room and tunnel during the national anthem. "Players must stop disrespecting our flag and country". "They're in a box". "National Football League should change policy!" "Our players are intelligent, thoughtful, and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully effect [sic] social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful".

Trump has spent days attacking players who kneel during the anthem.

Trump has spent the past week going after players who kneel during the anthem, saying that they should be required to stand.

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On Monday night, Jones - a supporter of Trump - and his players knelt, arm-in-arm, before the anthem, then rose for the playing of the song ahead of the team's victory at the Arizona Cardinals.

"When it comes to the respect of our nation, when it comes to the respect of our anthem and our flag, they have no choice".

Protests during the national anthem came into the limelight when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick staged a silent protest during the 2016 preseason when he first Saturday.

Trump first lashed out against the National Football League while speaking at a political rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday night and continued the attacks through the weekend, alienating players, coaches and owners throughout the NFL. "Jerry is a victor who knows how to get things done".

"[While NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] infamously waged a years-long, multi-million-dollar battle with the New England Patriots trying to prove that the balls used in the 2014 AFC championship between the Pats and the Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated, [he's taking a] decidedly less fastidious approach to the rules governing the national anthem", Gabien.com pointed out in a report, according to WND.

"The NFL fined Robert Griffin III $10,000 for wearing a shirt during a press conference that said 'Operation Patience - the shirt was made by Reebok and the league contract is with Nike", Unruh added.

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