Leading US stars condemn Trump in row over protests

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 25, 2017

John Angelos, the Orioles executive vice president and son of managing partner Peter G. Angelos, on Saturday condemned president Donald Trump's attacks on athletes and expressed support for those who use their platform in professional sports to advance their causes.

But two of the sport's biggest stars have hit out at the U.S. president. When Trump responds to this obvious disrespect by pulling the invitation, suddenly he is "Mr. President", who "represents all of us".

After a speech in Alabama urging National Football League owners on Friday to fire any "son of a bitch" who dared to protest peacefully to shine a light on injustices, Trump woke up Saturday and turned his Twitter ire upon Stephen Curry and the Warriors, conceivably the most wholesome representatives of American sports.

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Still, Durant didn't appreciate the president's tone in his tweet and asserts he is fully in support of Curry. So his latest implication that Trump is better at dishing out criticism than taking it is no surprise.

Since his coronation in June, the team Oakland is in a great deal of opposition to the president Trump.

Several athletes, including a handful of NFL players, have refused to stand for the USA national anthem in protest over the treatment of blacks by police.

"It's not what leaders do", said Curry. "Going to White House was a great honour until you showed up!"

Trump's attitude evident in his comments on the matter, however, was ample proof of his hostility and injustice towards the African American athlete protesting to the persecution of black people, Short said.

Curry's team, the Golden State Warriors, said it was clear they were not invited to the White House but that it would visit Washington DC on its own "to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion". NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players' Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.

On Saturday, Trump turned his anger toward Curry, rescinding an invitation to the White House after the two-time MVP said he didn't want to visit for the traditional trip made by National Basketball Association championship teams, .

As President Donald Trump lurches closer to certified insanity, he is unwittingly doing the country a great service that, should we survive his dangerously whimsical term, will bring us closer to realizing our potential.

In reality, Trump is the one disrespecting the United States and the office of the presidency with his childish, inflammatory Twitter rants.

"I've never said anything about race".

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said Trump's remarks were "callous and offensive" and "contradictory to what this great country stands for".

Diddy, 47, also posted a minute long video to Twitter in order to offer his support to the players in the National Football League - urging them to protest in unity during the Sunday games.

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