Donald Trump Says NFL Should Have Suspended Colin Kaepernick for Not Standing

Getty Images

The president has been vocal about his belief that the NFL should discipline players who do not stand during the national anthem, even telling his supporters to boycott the games if players continue to kneel.

President Trump wished it didn't get that far. The national anthem and the flag are symbols of this country and how it had to fight for rights that should not be taken for granted.

Running start student and military dependant Julian Doyle, who is studying seismology said, "The NFL players claim the context of their protests behind the BLM movement and equality, but they don't understand the context of the National Anthem".

Trump added: "You cannot disrespect our country, our flag our anthem, you cannot do that". It would have thrown more fuel on the fire and had the exact opposite effect of what Trump imagines. Basketball player Frank Banks, who is studying kinesiology have to said, "I understand the motivation behind their protests and how they don't tolerate police brutality and the racial problems in America". However, there is nothing in the NFL guidelines that prohibits protesting during the national anthem.

The NFL does not have a policy prohibiting players from kneeling or sitting during pregame renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner". "You could at least stand up, people died [for the flag]". "It says the players should stand".

"I am not going to strand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", said Kaepernick. As the season went on, more players joined him and voiced their opinions, but by the end of the season, Kaeprnick found himself out of a job.

It is without Kaepernick's physical presence, just with the vestiges of what he started a year ago, that the first month of the football season has become a polarizing setting entangled in the country's ongoing cultural tug-of-war.

"The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem", according to the league's gameday operations manual. Period. I don't want a misguided political attitude from athletes in the National Football League, or in any other sport.

Trump tried to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014 but, as Loggins put it in the clip retweeted by Kaepernick, "those same billionaires that he calls his friends voted not to let him into their club". If that happened, according to Trump, "you would never of had a problem".

Related News:



Most liked

Chelsea management read riot act to Charly Musonda
According to The Mirror , Chelsea have responded to the youngster who joined the club from Anderlecht all the way back in 2012. Musonda impressed on his full debut against Nottingham Forest last month, scoring a goal in the 5-1 Carabao Cup win.

White House releases immigration wish list
The White House did not say how much money it needed for a border wall or how many miles it would like such a barrier to cover. It also called for limiting family-based green cards to spouses and the minor children of USA citizens and lawful residents.

Goffin boosts ATP Finals hopes with Tokyo triumph
Goffin , who lost in last year's final, has been on a winning run in Asia. "It's a special feeling at a tournament I like". Gasquet had three set points on serve at 40-0 in the ninth game, but the Belgian won that and the next six games.

Joe Girardi: "I screwed up" by not challenging HBP call
All-Star left fielder Michael Brantley replaced him at DH on Friday and is expected to fill the role in Encarnacion's absence. "I screwed up", the skipper told the media as the Yankees returned home in a 2-0 ALDS hole to the Indians .

Bangladesh backs India's stand on Rohingya issue: Foreign minister Haque
Up until now they've been living in a range of different refugee camps across southern Bangladesh. The UN welcomed the trip but reiterated the need for greater humanitarian access.

Demetrious Johnson Says Larger Paychecks Will Motivate Him to Move up
Opponent Kevin Lee keeps his mind sharp with a fight night simulation with his coach. Dunham isn't the only one spending fight week thinking about the tragedy.

White House welcomes efforts to study gun 'bump stock' devices
Republicans and Democrats alike are expressing support for some gun control , at least when it comes to bump stocks. Officials say that's what the Las Vegas shooter used to fire hundreds of rounds into a crowd of 22,000 people.

VX found on both accused's clothes
The trial is being closely watched by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments, which hired the defence lawyers for both women. He said VX is oily and hard to detect because it is colorless and odourless, and can be easily transported in a water bottle.

Las Vegas shooting: Paddock's girlfriend denies knowledge of attack
In fact, they said the only reason she was in the Philippines was because Paddock told her he had found a cheap ticket. Ms Danley's sister, who lives in Queensland, described her as a good person and knew nothing about Paddock's plot.

Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' World Cup qualifiers with calf injury
Those chances have been bolstered considerably with news that Gareth Bale will miss his country's last two games. The 17-year-old came off the bench to score the victor against Austria last month.

GM to go all-electric by 2023
GM declined to provide specific details about the next-generation propulsion system or which vehicles will become electrified. Reuss said GM is pursuing a two-prong strategy in developing both battery and fuel cell powered electric vehicles .

White House Accused of 'Softness' as Tax Plan Hits Early Bumps
GOP lawmakers said the study was flawed because it presumed details that they haven't yet chose to include in legislation. Of course, there are many taxpayers who don't itemize and may be just as eager to vote another tax on the rich as not.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson leaves Sunday Night Football in an air cast
It's a convincing, inspiring win, but we'll have to wait for word on Carson's condition to see if it's a costly one. A few more costly turnovers cost the Colts and Seattle took advantage of the opportunity.

Marilyn Manson Cancels Nine Shows Following Stage Collapse
On Sunday (October 1), we learned that he would be cancelling nine dates on his current Heaven Upside Down Tour . Eventually the house lights came up and an announcer said that " due to injury ", the show was over.

Homeland Security chief Elaine Duke just made Trump's Puerto Rico problem worse
Trump praised military and first responders for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico . Ms Yulin Cruz acknowledged Mr Trump's help, but asked for more immediate action.