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NFL Says It Support Black Lives Matter, Trump Predictably Goes Nuts

In the fall of 2016, 49er Colin Kaepernick began to protest police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem. The quarterback’s form of demonstration began to spread around the league, with players from multiple players taking a knee.

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The White House reacted angrily to the protests. Donald Trump referred to the players as “sons of bitches.” Mike Pence attended and Indianapolis Colts game only to make a stunt of leaving the game after player’s knelt.

The National Football league recently released a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. League commissioner Roger Goodell also admitted that he had failed to properly handle the Kaepernick situation. This infuriated Donald Trump who reacted angrily on Twitter.

Goodell’s statement read:

“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.

“We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country. Without black players, there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.”

This message went way too far for the President. Trump tweeted on Sunday night, “Could it be even remotely possible that in Roger Goodell’s rather interesting statement of peace and reconciliation, he was intimating that it would now be O.K. for the players to KNEEL, or not to stand, for the National Anthem, thereby disrespecting our Country & our Flag?”