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Football Fans Are Taking Issue With Donald Trump’s Friday Morning Tweet About The Anthem Protests

Donald Trump stands for the national anthem at the CFB Playoff.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump on field during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The NFL preseason kicked off on Thursday night to the delight of football fans everywhere. While most of the attention was on the field, protests during the national anthem stole the spotlight once again.

Several members of the Miami Dolphins took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Meanwhile, Philadelphia Eagles star safety Malcolm Jenkins continued his protest with a raised fist.

The NFL responded with a statement revealing any punishment on protests during the anthem has been postponed as the league figures out what to do.

President Donald Trump, who has been vocal about protests in the past, took to Twitter to denounce the protests once again. Trump suggested the players "find another way to protest."

Here's what Trump had to say Friday morning.

Football fans, and those in the sports media industry, took issue with Trump's tweet suggesting most of the money goes to the players - which he sites as a reason for players to not protest.

According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, "most of the money" does not go to the players.

'"Most of the money" does NOT go to the players. Only 47% of the money goes to the 2,016 players in the league at any given time. 53% of the money goes to the league and it's 32 owners/ownership groups," he wrote on Twitter.