President Trump Calls Out National Disrespect in NFL Player Behavior…

There might be some early morning pundits who take exception to President Trump calling out the disrespect of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, but it’s about time someone did.  A great many football fans have simply stopped watching the games ever since the NFL politicized the sport.

Fearless President Trump points out the lack of national pride inherent in those NFL players who refuse to honor the U.S. national anthem. WATCH:

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420 Responses to President Trump Calls Out National Disrespect in NFL Player Behavior…

  1. Roger Goodall gave America and NFL fans “the finger” this morning.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. Simple Jack says:

    The NFL, through their many media connections, has been waging a very quiet battle for the last two years to keep the focus of this protest controversy on the players. Witness Goodell’s response to President Trump’s criticism; it’s all about the players, makes only passing mention of the league, and none of the owners. The NFL is desperately trying to frame this discussion about freedom of speech, while anyone who understands our constitution knows there is no freedom of speech issue here.

    The NFL could fix this. The owners could fix this. The broadcasters could fix this. They won’t, though, without proper financial incentive from the fans, which will only come with a general boycott.

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  3. Bo3484 says:

    deadspin.com/roger-goodell-slams-trumps-divisive-comments-about-pl-1818686851

    Will we soon see stadiums half full or worse as fans exercise their own constitutional right to ignore this league and boycott their sponsors?

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  4. carrierh says:

    WOW! First time I have heard our President say something profane so maybe was expected as the sports world who overpay poor quality humans in general just because they can pitch, hit, throw a ball of some sort are showing they are not for the USA. Now, they will lose more money for showing that they are not a true American sports owner and their players’ contract does not require them to honor the country that gave them the opportunity to be in a sport, make outrageous money, but can get by beating wives, mistresses, etc., and disrespecting our country. Something is not right here, and it is up to us to keep informing them verbally and from our pockets that this ain’t gonna continue to fly. Curry’s not accepting a fantastic invitation that I personally would love to get shows his true lack of love of this country and causing me to rethink his values en toto.

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    • Not all sports are the same. Baseball players are wonderful, love their country and their sport. Of course, winning in baseball doesn’t depend on bashing the other side to bits; it just requires greater skill, concentration and speed than the opposing team.

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      • sha44ss says:

        I saw a baseball player just took a knee this morning! I’m afraid the War is going to heat up. God please Bless America and President DJT to help unite this Country! In Jesus name I Pray.

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  5. booger71 says:

    I guess these clowns don’t like America First..It would be a dream come true to be invited to the White House and to meet President Trump.

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  6. 77bassguitarist says:

    I don’t have twitter, i’m really kinda old fashioned but i wish to god someone can start a #walk out and get it trending. that would make my day!!!!!

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  7. Binkser1 says:

    Trump just runs circles around these clueless SJW idiots. So, we all know what is going to happen tomorrow. More players will kneel to show their “solidarity,” exposing the anti-American scum for all of America to see. President Trump sets the trap and these “geniuses” will walk right into it. This turns a “minor” issue for the NFL into a major one and the NFL will have to decide if they will side with the SJW’s who hate their sport and don’t watch it anyway or with their main demo, middle class, hard working patriotic Americans. This weekend is a tipping point for the NFL (although I see Goodell has already put his foot in his mouth, siding with the America-haters). They will be signing their death warrant if they don’t stand up to these players.

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  8. Truthfilter says:

    As Saints fans in Louisiana, I can tell you that we literally plan our weekends around watching the games during the Fall months. Football season, the smell of harvested sugarcane, the festivals, the fairs, and cooler temperatures–this is our favorite time of the year. It’s not just about football. It’s about families, friends, and neighbors getting together to yell for the Saints over a pot of gumbo or chili. The current anti-American tone of the NFL (and ESPN) really cuts to the heart of American culture –which is always locally defined. People take it personally. The NFL is cutting off its own legs.

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    • flova says:

      Truthfilter

      That is so true. This politicization of sports is anti-American. The communist countries sports teams all work for the State and must toe the Party line.

      The Left has strategically used the players to uproot an American past time

      Remember, football is American and the Marxist left is out to destroy anything truly American

      They actually get a twofer here because the NFL and their sponsors bring in a lot of money. By killing football off they chip away at capitalism. The tens of millions of dollars contracts will soon be a thing of the past. Then they get to spread their evil ideology at the same time.

      These players are the useful idiots Lenin talked about. Slaves to the commies who won’t wake up until the jackboots are around their throats.

      This is Trump vs communism. And Trump’s in your face tactics must have Alinsky turning in his hellish grave.

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      • Red Nor Blue says:

        Like the red wave that washed across our country. That same red wave will devour the marxist ideology infecting our sport. Football is a threat to marxists…take em out and bring it back to what it stands for…American exceptionalism. This fight is bigger than a ball game, it is for the soul of USA. President Trump took the offensive, the globalists will now punt on 1st down out of ignorance. I have a bucket of popcorn and a six pack of beer ready to watch this go down; in President Trump’s favor.

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    • Tegan says:

      Truthfilter…set up horseshoes, darts, bean bag toss, etc in your back yard and still enjoy your gumbo and chili with family and friends….you know, how families used to get together! Silver lining!

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  9. MVW says:

    What does the ‘N’ in NFL mean anymore? Certainly not ‘National’. NFL should be changed to ‘Hate America and Americans Football Crybabies’.

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  10. Thecleaner says:

    The NFL business model has vey little to do with “ticket sales”.
    They play 8 home games per season. Lets say they draw 60,000 per game at an “average” ticket price of $50. Thats $3m per game x8 making $24. Not enough to pay the qb on most teams these days.
    The money comes from broadcasting rights contracts. I do not think those are reliant on ad revenue. The networks sign 5 to 8 year contracts with the league allowing them to broadcast the games. Any ad revenue goes to the network. I think a new contract was recently signed, so dont expect Goodell to give a crap either way…the owners get paid…it will be up to the networks to threaten them with drastically reduced compensation in the next contract to have any effect….unless of course their is some morality clause the networks could engage to cancel the contracts. Goodells only job is to make money for the owners, and empty look bad, but dont hurt the bottom line as much as you might think.

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    • Vince says:

      The money comes from broadcasting rights contracts. I do not think those are reliant on ad revenue.

      Game to game, no, but contract to contract, they are entirely about ad revenue. No broadcaster would sign a contract to pay an amount of money they can’t get back, plus a healthy profit, from ad revenue.

      The NFL may think this is a fad, but I don’t think so. Once fans find other things to do, it will be hard to get them back.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        Absolutely….they sign them long term though based upon projected ad revenue…so if a new 8 year deal was just signed, the networks will be screwed, not the owners….Goodell probably hoping that this will pass within 2 years, but still let him virtue signal to the commiez for a while as he tries to be a tough guy talking smack to Trump

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    • Thecleaner says:

      Licensed NFL merchandise sales alone are almost $4billion dollars annually…hats, shirts etc…probably over 4x the revenue from ticket sales…i would argue that the games themselves are nothing more than large scale tv commercials to sell ads and merchandise..they would give you the tickets for free if they had too…stop buying the merch with your teams logo on it…thats far more effective than not going to the game….in fact going to the game and not spending any money while there would probably be way more effective as they pay the massive overhead in salaries and security, hydro etc …every game would be a money loser.

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    • nightmare on k st says:

      why is Eric Bollings or Bill O’reilly’s “morality clause” any different then the Fox contract with the NFL?

      (insert Ray Rice elevator video here)

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  11. SgtWalleye says:

    Saw on twitter..the NFL – No Fans League – lol

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  12. Icandy55 says:

    Apparently the NFL likes to diss their ‘fans’. This is being reported: Some players are calling for the league to declare an “activist month” to formally recognize the anthem protesters.

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  13. MustangBlues says:

    Want to know why the visceral reaction to ‘kneeling’ or raising a ‘black power salute’ when the National Anthem is being played????

    It fiercely symbolizes Anti American Hatred and insults the nest and hearth of Mother America,
    like ”mooning’, dropping your pants and sticking your butt crack in the face of America,

    They are simultaneously giving the finger, spitting in the face of dead vets in the grave,, defecating in the pews at church, and pissing on the Constitution: THAT IS WHY IT IS INFURIATING AND VILE TO AMERICANS.

    And it is being done by pampered cretins for street cred with ‘down with the struggle’ misfits.

    There is a place for these types: It is called LIBERIA where they would feel right at home.

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  14. Mike diamond says:

    Right on President Trump ! If they can’t respect our country or the flag they can leave !

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  15. beaujest says:

    College basketball coaches started this years ago by having the team return to the locker room before the national anthem was played ,then come back out !

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  16. I noticed Brady and Belichick sharing a laugh when the loudly booed Goodell handed over the Super Bowl trophy . America agrees!

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  17. tax2much says:

    These millionaire “athletes” should appreciate this country and show respect for the “team”. Yes, the US is their team where thousands upon thousands of young white men gave their lives for their rights and freedom starting with the civil war. These clowns are nothing but Obama narcissist clones.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      While those primping SJW BLM, etc. are kneeling down in “protest”, a protest which could only happen because of the sacrifices of the great brave men and women in our military, and the Founding Fathers of our country, who often lost everything, their families, their livelihoods, their possessions and property, and even their health and their lives so that WE (and these perps) could live in a free and wonderful country.

      None of Kaepernick &co. would last more than a few seconds with General Washington and his crew crossing the Delware; nor with the forces fighting for Iwo Jima or on the Invasion of Normandy. No, they’d turn and run. If they even made it through boot camp.

      Maybe they should get down on their knees in church and pray for forgiveness, salvation and guidance. Our Founding Fathers did that before they did anything else…

      The High Personal Cost of signing The Declaration of Independence (from http://www.crossroad.to ; there are other sites with bios of many of the signers as well)

      “What happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

      • Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.
      • Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
      • Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.
      • Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
      • John Q. Adams, son of John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote: “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedoms. I hope you will make good use of it.”

      What kind of men were they?

      • Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners: men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
      • In early September 1776, the British burned the home of Francis Lewis and seized his wife. Held in prison with no bed and no changes of clothing, she was finally released after two years of suffering and her health gone. She died soon after her release.
      • Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
      • John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his grist-mill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
      • Lewis Morris’ New Jersey home was looted and burned and his grist mills destroyed. While he eluded capture by sleeping in caves and forest, his ailing wife died and his 13 children were scattered. His failing health forced him to leave the New Jersey legislature in 1779, and he died less than three years after the Declaration was signed.
      • Richard Stockton rushed home to Princeton, New Jersey, in 1776 to rescue his family from approaching British troops. He was captured and thrown into prison, where he was repeatedly beaten and kept near starvation. The British also destroyed his home and burned his papers. As a result of mistreatment, he became an invalid and died in 1781.
      • John Morton was criticized by many of his Pennsylvania neighbors for breaking the tie vote of the Pennsylvania delegation in favor of independence. The criticism depressed him deeply. Early in 1777 he became ill and died.
      • Philip Livingston’s 150,000 acre estate was seized by the British, but he continued to contribute his dwindling fortune to Congress for the war effort. The strain of the revolutionary struggle also depleted his health, and he died less than two years after signing.
      • Robert Morris issued over one million dollars of personal credit to finance the war effort, and raised $200,000 to defeat the British at Yorktown. In 1798, his personal finances collapsed. Never reimbursed by the country, he spent three years in debtor’s prison.
      • Joseph Hewes of North Carolina gave tirelessly of himself to create a navy and help General Washington. Working long hours without adequate food and rest, he lost his health and died in 1779 at age 49.
      • Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships sunk or captured by the British Navy. Although he lost his wealth and was forced to sell his land, he continued to serve in the Virginia Legislature. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in poverty.
      • Thomas Heyward, Jr. served in the army and was taken prisoner. The British raided his plantation while he was in prison and burned his buildings. His wife became ill and died before he was released.
      • Williams Hooper of North Carolina was hunted by the British. He fled, and they burned his home and lands.
      • Thomas Nelson, Jr. served as governor of Virginia and distributed large sums of his money to the families of his soldiers. At the Battle of Yorktown, he led 3,000 Virginia militia against the British. Although the British took refuge in homes belonging to Virginians, Nelson’s troops shelled them away. At the battle of Yorktown, he noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

      Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. “

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      • andi lee says:

        CuppaCovfefe, I greatly appreciated reading your post.

        What was it said about our history, that those who fail to learn history, is doomed to repeat it?

        Thank you, Cuppa!❤

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      • andi lee says:

        Some people do understand the poignancy of this moment in time.

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      • dpeeze says:

        The Treehouse is essential for my news and education. This knowledge of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and their fate (as well as their families), has never been known to me. CuppaCovfefe, thank you for adding so much to my love and respect for the origin of my country. 🇺🇸

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  18. andi lee says:

    “The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,

    “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    should be rendered by *standing* at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.”

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  19. Jim Black says:

    Great to see someone stand up for Old Glory, she’s been down trodden and disrespected long enough! Like the sorry Hollywood Elites the disrespecting sorry NFL players should stick to what they are payed for – entertain us and keep their disrespectful pie holes shut!

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  20. andi lee says:

    99% of Americans wake up to *enjoy* the freedom given them by the 1% who wake up to *defend* and *protect* the freedom they enjoy. Some of our *heros*, sacrifice all.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      And from another war, in another land, but again with great loss in order to gain or retain freedom, is a poem “In Flanders Fields”, written by John McCrae. Your picture of why standing for the national anthem matters reminded me of this. (As a side note, my mother, from England, lost five uncles in that war, so the poem is a solemn reminder of the many and great sacrifices made).

      From http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields-inspiration.htm

      During the early days of the Second Battle of Ypres a young Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on 2nd May, 1915 in the gun positions near Ypres. An exploding German artillery shell landed near him. He was serving in the same Canadian artillery unit as a friend of his, the Canadian military doctor and artillery commander Major John McCrae.

      As the brigade doctor, John McCrae was asked to conduct the burial service for Alexis because the chaplain had been called away somewhere else on duty that evening. It is believed that later that evening, after the burial, John began the draft for his now famous poem “In Flanders Fields”.

      In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915

      In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
      That mark our place; and in the sky
      The larks, still bravely singing, fly
      Scarce heard amid the guns below.

      We are the Dead. Short days ago
      We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
      Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

      Take up our quarrel with the foe:
      To you from failing hands we throw
      The torch; be yours to hold it high.
      If ye break faith with us who die
      We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

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  21. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Stand up and honor those who didn’t take a knee when their country needed them.
    Don’t make me come down there and ‘explain’ this further.

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  22. peace says:

    Now it’s infecting the MLB with Bruce Maxwell kneeling for the National Anthem today. Hope he gets fired.

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  23. nightmare on k st says:

    so, will the NFL be sending out a message about Milo’s First Amendment right to speak at Berkeley?

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  24. Atticus says:

    Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics kneels during the National Anthem.
    MLB is following in the NFL’s slime trax.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20796662/oakland-athletics-catcher-bruce-maxwell-kneels-national-anthem

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  25. Jeffro says:

    The thing that really frosts me about this out-of-control professional sports player stuff is the totally wussified response by the team owners. Let me explain. I worked for 22 years for Frederick W. Smith, President, CEO, and eventually Chairman of the Board of FedEx Corporation, one of the most highly successful and brand recognizable companies on the entire planet. The company has tens of thousands of employees worldwide. You don’t run a well-oiled machine like FedEx without following some rules—business rules, system rules, employee rules, etc. One of the first things I was given upon my orientation was an employees handbook. It let me know, as an employee of the company, what was expected of me and what kind of behavior was acceptable and what was grounds for termination. You see, while I was on company time, I was expected to serve the will of my employer who was paying my salary. I was expected to follow the company rules under which I agreed to be employed. NOW… If only we had NFL owners with the cajones to band together and act like true corporate executives, like real CEOs, like a Fred Smith, and say, “So help me God, this team is my company and you work for me, and as long as you work for me and I pay your frickin’ salary, you will stand whenever the national anthem is played at the start of a game; otherwise, you can hit the door because you will no longer be working for this organization. GOT IT?

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  26. ivanthenuc says:

    The next thing that needs to be pointed out and refuted is that there is NO systematic racism in this country. These people are ‘protesting’ something that doesn’t exist. They are tools, or useful idiots, for the liberals of both parties who use them to cause division and to keep their base worked up so that no one raises their eyes and asks what the heck are you doing to my future. They are there to keep people from seeing the rape and looting that their ‘leaders’ are doing to their country.
    It is a battle of ideas and unfortunately for our side we have very few leaders outside of President Trump who aren’t working behind the scenes for the other side.

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  27. TwoLaine says:

    It’s time for a YUGE NFL flag and NFL attire burning ceremony.

    Do it outside the stadiums YOU BUILT, that you are paying for, like it or not.

    If they have a right to burn flags, disrespect flags and protest, so do you.

    NBA is next. SPIT!

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  28. U.S.A. Citizen says:

    I saw the NFL & NBA athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and the showing of the flag. Did you see the stupid look on their faces? It’s pretty obvious they were lacking in intelligence when they stood up for the UK, but not for the USA. These overpaid, overweight and overfed players making millions in the US decided to stand for the UK which proves how ignorant these players are. If they like the UK better than the US, then please move to UK and get the hell out of the US, you disrespectful idiots, nobody will miss you. There are other athletes just as good as you that will gladly step in and take your place. Enjoy the UK, you dummies. You might end up being servants in the UK, not millionaires like you are now in the US.

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