Donald Trump has weighed in on the national anthem protests in the NFL.
President Donald Trump held a rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange in Huntsville on Friday night and per usual, he covered a number of topics on his agenda. One of those topics dealt with NFL players – like former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – protesting the national anthem.
Trump told a raucous crowd that any player who disrespects the flag should be “fired” by their NFL owner.
“Get that son of a bitch of the field right now.” Check it out:
President Trump on NFL players disrespecting the American flag & national anthem: "Get that SOB off the field right now – HE'S FIRED!"
— Alex 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) September 23, 2017
It’s not surprising to hear Trump’s stance on the matter – but the timing is a bit strange, considering most of the Kaepernick controversy occurred last season.
The NFL has not yet responded to Trump’s statement.