National Football League players call Trump 'idiot,' 'disgusting' over anthem flap

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One of the candidates for governor applauds the NFL's national anthem decision, but she's already given up her Titans tickets in protest.

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall also went public on Trump's comments, calling them "disgusting", as reported by ESPN.

All NFL players on the field during the singing or playing of the national anthem at league games will stand. "But he said this time he has no desire to do it again". "It's disgusting because of our first amendment rights". It is what it is. "But for him to say that anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituent's viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic". It's not very American-like, actually to me.It's not very patriotic. "It's kind of ironic to me that the president of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on". But every athlete on the field will be required to stand, with teams subject to fines for violations.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., called it "an affront to the ideals I hold dear", the NFL Players Association maintained that players had "shown their patriotism through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about", and Philadelphia Eagles safety - and prominent protester - Malcolm Jenkins said it "thwart [ed] the players' constitutional rights".

"I don't think I ever referred to that", he said.

"We are supposed to have a conversation about things, talk about things, work things through". Asked about it by Brian Kilmeade of "Fox and Friends", Trump said, "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms, but still I think it's good".

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson indicated he was uncomfortable with the NFL's new policy because, essentially, the owners' decision was a message to players to keep quiet. "It seems that way", Wilson said. I'm all for anything that allows me to avoid thinking critically about how people different than me view particular issues in my country. When they do wrong things, I'm going to let them know they're doing wrong things. That's something we think we owe. "That's why I say I think the National Football League missed it". The protests began as a way for players to protest police brutality and racial inequality. "We chose not to support them (the players), so what I will do on Sunday now is fish". "I ardently believe in standing for our flag, and I am not scared of an audience in front of me or behind the camera", McCain tweeted to her followers.

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"In this great country of ours, there are so many people who are hurting and marginalized, which is why I am proud of our players for continuously working to influence positive change". "It's a little traumatizing, so it's going to take us a while to process it". "We're in a time in this country where there is a divisive atmosphere and that makes it tough to strike a balance, but that's what we've tried to do".

Carroll said it was too soon to know how the team might react but that whatever the team does it will do together.

"We have our football back", Lahren said triumphantly. "Whatever we do, whatever happens here".

"The NFL just doesn't get it", Baldwin said about the new policy on KIRO-AM radio on Wednesday.

"You have to stand proudly for the national anthem". So this place is going to stand up, our guys will continue to stand up and do what we need to do.

Fans deserve better. So, for that matter, does the rest of America.

In boldface type the National Football League statement asserts, "We believe today's decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play for it - and our fans who enjoy it". I will speak on behalf of those who did not take a knee, those who did not demonstrate in any other way.

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