President Donald Trump, whose controversial remarks Friday inspired an outpouring of protests before NFL games Sunday, checked in via Twitter in early afternoon to share his thoughts on events around the league.
This ban does not apply to lawful permanent residents, those already in the United States on the effective date, those with valid visas on the effective date, dual citizens who are traveling on passports of a non-banned country, or those already granted asylum. He's fired. He's fired.
Players in the National Football League (NFL) in the US have knelt and locked arms in a wave of protests at President Donald Trump's "offensive" and "divisive" comments aimed at their teammates. That's in all-caps. Find something else to do. Dozens more players on other teams knelt at their games Sunday afternoon.
Other coaches and players locked arms during the anthem.
Six-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ Terrell Suggs was atop the list of Ravens players taking a knee before the game in London. "That doesn't mean I support 100 percent of the things he says". He's a frequent ESPN commentator. The crowd responded with cheers and an impromptu chant of "USA!"
"Guessing you're not kneeling to bring awareness to 500 homicides in Chicago this year".
The Golden State Warriors said the team had clearly understood "that we are not invited" to the White House but would visit Washington DC on its own "to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion".
Alexander said he'll go back to standing for the anthem next week. "Fire or suspend!" he said. They want our country to stop moonwalking on equality. It was not whether Bears players would kneel in protest during the national anthem (at Soldier Field, no less, named in honor of Americans who died in World War 1).
"This is not about the President", said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll Sunday on "NFL Today". He did this for years when he was a reality show host.
He also tweeted that any players who do kneel should be fired or suspended.
The statement was released by the team in full on all social media platforms. You can register and vote. "That's not what leaders do".
Meanwhile, NFL commissioner Roger Goodellissued this statement Saturday morning: "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture". One of Trump's biggest supporters in the NFL, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, joined the chorus when he expressed "deep disappointment" with Trump. "For him to be - supposed to be - the leader of our country, instead of trying to find ways to fix the problem, he's always talking about the problem, demeaning the problem".
These comments were met with backlash, especially for those who have felt the kneeling is bringing out an important issue.
After Charlottesville, we wrote about Trump's regrettable pattern of speech on race. But they came together, tens of thousands of people all over the place, and they made the points they needed to make. Thank you both so much for speaking with us.