Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry

Paola Ditto
Settembre 25, 2017

The Warriors, meanwhile, said in a statement they would plan their own trip to Washington instead of going to the White House, making the visit a celebration of "equality, diversity and inclusion".

The mass protests, which also included more than 20 players kneeling at Wembley Stadium where the Jacksonville Jaguars played the Baltimore Ravens, were in response to President Trump's controversial comments aimed at former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other protesting players in the league, who Trump said should be sacked.

"That's a total disrespect of our heritage".

"Wouldn't you love to see one of the National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired".

Cleveland Cavaliers all-star LeBron James fired back with a response to Trump on Twitter, saying "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!"

Michael Jordan is voicing his support for freedom of speech and peaceful protest following President Donald Trump's decision to rescind an invitation to the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors to celebrate with Trump at the White House.

The Warriors on Friday announced their plan to meet as a team Saturday morning to decide whether they would accept from the White House the traditional invitation extended to championship teams.

Former Eagle Connor Barwin said the freedom to express one's opinions needs to be respected. Before the hurricanes swept through, leaving behind disgusting wreckage and devastating floods, we were knee-deep in a national conversation about why the President had so much trouble taking a strong and resolute stand against white racial extremism.

"You know, today, if you hit too hard, right, they hit too hard, 15 yards, throw him out of the game", Trump complained.

Trump responded with an early morning Twitter salvo yesterday. "Tell them to stand!".

"Trump's comments show an unfair attitude towards people who protest nonviolently, and he should be as fair towards these athletes as he was towards the neo-Nazis and Klansmen" who staged a deadly protest last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, he added. New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch described Trump's remarks as "inappropriate, offensive and divisive".

In an unusually strong rebuke of the president Saturday, Roger Goodell, commissioner of the league, in which a majority of the owners are Republican, said the president failed to understand how the league and its players work together to "create a sense of unity in our country and our culture". "No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety". It will be interesting to see how the National Football League owners who did donate to 45's cause in the White House, will respond.

Trump also bemoaned rules penalizing unsafe hits.

"And then I see that a colleague of mine has been uninvited to something he said he didn't even want to go to in the first place, to the White House, that's just something I can't stand for".

"Michelle Obama said it best", Green said. They go low. We go high. "Happy the game is over".

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