NFL star tells league to ignore Trump: He'll be 'out of office in two years'
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Josh Norman, a cornerback for the Washington Redskins, says that NFL teams and owners should ignore President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats claim victory as Trump gets battered in court Juan Williams: Anti-abortion extremism is on the rise Trump feels squeeze in tax return fight MORE’s ongoing criticism of the league and players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

When asked in an interview published by The Ringer on Tuesday how the league should react to the president’s repeated attacks, Norman said they shouldn’t do anything at all. 

“I wouldn't tell them to do a f---ing thing,” Norman said. “This guy is going to out of office in two years. I think we'll be OK.”

"Trust me: The accounts will be fine," he continued. "I wouldn’t put emphasis on it. Because the fans are going [to] come. It’s not like you’ve got scabs on the field like in 1987. So what if it’s a down year? Who gives a f---? Next year you’ll be great.” 


“It's not going to catastrophically disappear because one guy said something,” Norman added.

Norman has a history of being outspoken about his criticism towards the president. The NFL player said in August 2017, just days after Trump suggested NFL owners fire players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, that Trump is “not my president." 

“He was chosen, true,” Norman said at the time. “But when a president acts like that, what do you say to that? That’s not someone that stands with dignity, pride, respect, honor.”

Norman’s remarks come amid a bitter feud between Trump and the league regarding protests during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The NFL player’s interview on Tuesday was published almost a week after Trump renewed attacks on NFL players who protested during the national anthem at NFL pre-season games on Thursday night.

On-field demonstrations began two years ago with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who first knelt during the national anthem to protest the treatment of people of color in the U.S.