The President Was Not Happy Seeing Deshaun Watson, Matt Stafford Kneel During The National Anthem (TWEET)
President Trump used a Thanksgiving tweet to renew his criticism of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.
Donald Trump quote tweeted an image showing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who both knelt during the national anthem before their matchup.
“No thanks,” Trump tweeted.
Trump loudly criticized NFL players in 2017 over the social justice protests, which was kicked off by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
It was just earlier this year when Trump tweeted that he would no longer watch football or soccer after the U.S. Soccer Federation released guidelines stating that players did not have to stand during the National Anthem. He reiterated his stance in August, stating that he would prefer for the NFL not to resume games if players opted to kneel.
Even as he makes his way out of office in January, there does not appear to be a stop of Trump’s anger towards kneeling athletes.