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Politics Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling

00:25  27 november  2020
00:25  27 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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NFL : Trump 's toughest tweets knocking players for kneeling during national anthem. John Fritze. WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the NFL on Sunday, using the league 's opening weekend to raise a recurrent fight over kneeling during the national anthem.

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President Trump used a Thanksgiving tweet to renew his criticism of NFL players kneeling in calls for social justice, retweeting a tweet and image of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who both knelt during the national anthem at their holiday games Thursday.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling © Getty Images Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling

Trump, who had been tweeting about the election throughout most of the day, responded to a tweet by DEE SPORTS GUY which stated "QB's Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) & Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) exercising Social Justice support during the National Anthem minutes ago," and included photos of both football players kneeling.

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"At least 24 players kneeling this weekend at NFL stadiums that are now having a very hard time filling up," Trump tweeted . It's the latest attack on the league from the president, who has bashed players for taking a knee during the national anthem to silently protest racial inequality as well as officials for

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"No thanks," Trump tweeted.

Trump loudly criticized NFL players in 2017 over the social justice protests, which had been launched by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The Trump criticism deepened a controversy for the nation's most watched sports league.

The protests have gained popularity and social acceptance, particularly after the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis in May after an officer knelt on his neck for an extended period of time, pinning Floyd to the street.

In June, Trump tweeted that he would no longer watch football or soccer after the U.S. Soccer Federation released guidelines stating that players did not have to stand during the National Anthem.

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Donald Trump on Tuesday night launched yet another attack on NFL players who have knelt during the national anthem, although the numbers suggest his criticism may be off the mark. Trump was speaking at a rally in West Virginia, where he also criticised ESPN for its decision to stop showing

On Monday, Trump took another shot at the league . In a series of tweets , Trump derided the players who took a knee and said it displayed scorn for "our The tenor and substance of those remarks, along with criticism that NFL rule changes for safety's sake had made the game boring, triggered reactions

In July, Trump suggested that players find alternatives to kneeling to express their views.

"[T]here are many ways of showing you are unhappy," he said then.

He reiterated his stance in August, stating that he would prefer for the NFL not to resume games if players opted to kneel.

Trump has only been seen a handful to times publicly since his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden, but has frequently tweeted.

Thursday was no exception, as the president continued to protest his loss in the election while criticizing favorite targets, from NFL players to Democrats to Rep. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

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