NFL player fires back at Trump: ‘Stay in your place’


An NFL player fired back at President Trump for saying people should “pick up and leave” NFL games if players kneel during the national anthem.

“Trump stay in ur place… football have nothing to do wit u smh,” Washington Redskins linebacker Zach Brown tweeted, using an acronym for “shaking my head.” 

Trump told a crowd at a rally for Alabama candidate Sen. Luther Strange (R) on Friday night that NFL players would stop kneeling if fans left games.


“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 also said NFL owners should fire players if they refuse to stand during the national anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,’ ” he continued.

Trump has previously attacked NFL player Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem to protests the treatment of people of color in America, suggesting Kaepernick was still a free agent because he wouldn’t stand for the anthem.

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