NY Giants owners: Trump comments ‘inappropriate, divisive’
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New York Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch ripped President Trump's comments on the NFL in a joint statement Saturday, calling his criticisms "inappropriate" and "divisive."

“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society,” Mara and Tisch said in the statement, according to Yahoo Sports.

The Giants co-owners join a number of NFL players who have criticized Trump after he hit at players who kneel during the national anthem during a campaign rally Friday night.

Trump told the crowd they should leave in protest if they see a player kneeling during the anthem.


"When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem – the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium," Trump said. "I guarantee things will stop."

Trump doubled down on his comments in a pair of tweets Saturday, saying NFL players who protest the flag or anthem "should find something else to do." 

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