As protests continue, NFL calls Trump’s comments ‘divisive’

After the president lashed out at football players for kneeling during the national anthem, the league and its teams responded in solidarity.

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During football season, Sundays can divide friends and relatives rooting for different teams.

However, the National Football League and many of its teams called for unity in light of incendiary remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally to support Sen. Luther Strange, an Alabama Republican.

Trump lashed out at NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality:

Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” pic.twitter.com/gq4EH3lNoY

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 23, 2017

Trump’s comments in Alabama tonight on the NFL’s rule changes and ongoing anthem protests. pic.twitter.com/yEUumh31pq

— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) September 23, 2017

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