One of President Trump’s biggest supporters is sounding off about pregame displays of protest during the NFL season opener.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was told about the Houston Texans staying in their locker room during the playing of the national anthem on Thursday night and he proceeded to go on a spirited rant about it.
“Maybe they should stay in the locker room forever,” Giuliani told the outlet. “Maybe that’s where they belong. I think it’s horribly disrespectful.”
The former mayor was so upset that he was actually confused about which sport the Texans play during the TMZ interview, referring to them several times as “baseball players” and citing stats about immigration demographics among NFL players.
“The real heroes aren’t them. The real heroes are the men and women who ran into that building to save people. They didn’t ask if they were white, black, homosexual, gay, or heterosexual — they just ran in to save people.
“The Black Lives movement is a movement that hates police. They hate police and call for the killing of the kinds of people who ran into this building. So if we have another terrorist attack, who’s going to come and save us — those baseball players? The Black Lives Matter? No, the police are going to come. And those baseball players should be ashamed of themselves.”