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American Football Player Drop to their knees After Trump Blasts
In defiance to what the American President ‘Donald Trump’ said, American football stars took a knee at Wembley Stadium after he said sportsmen who ‘disrespect America’ should be ‘fired’.
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Notably, his words prompted an outpouring of exasperation from current and former players, with many taking the opportunity to protest on Sunday.
Miami Dolphins players warmed up wearing #ImWithKap t-shirts, in reference to the activist quarterback who is currently without a team.
Players from both Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens dropped to their knees as the national anthem was played prior to the match in London.
Now similar protests have erupted across the US with at least 100 players either kneeling or sitting during the national anthem.
No players were kneeling during the playing of ‘God Save The Queen’ at Wembley, which followed the Star Spangled Banner.
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They did so after President Trump stoked tensions by saying NFL players who protested during the national anthem should be sacked by their team.
WHAT HAPPEN AFTER THE PROTEST
American Football Stars Drop to their kneesThe aftermat of the protests have it that, Trump tweeted his approval for players standing with locked arms, but said kneeling is ‘not acceptable’.
Moreover, Trump’s comments at a rally in Alabama on Friday sparked a huge increase in activism – last week, only four players kneeled across 16 games, with the number increasing to 102 players in nine games on Sunday.
The president said this: ‘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’s fired’.
‘Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for. Everything that we stand for.’
American Football Stars Drop to their knees
Rather the ensuing protest against his words spread internationally, with players from the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars kneeling afore their game at London’s Wembley Stadium.
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