In her latest episode of “No Interruption,” Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with former NFL star Arian Foster to discuss various things that included NFL anthem protests, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, and racism in this country.
Foster, a four-time Pro Bowl running back, was also one of many players who kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem when he was a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2016.
Foster said it is was his right to protest and “call attention to the oppression of blacks and other minorities.”
So as you would expect, the former Houston Texans RB was firmly in favor of the protests and believes the NFL is “logically inconsistent” when it comes to their rules on political protests.
“If you wanna say don’t make political statements on the field, then don’t have the military fly over at the beginning [of games] or don’t have a deal with the Dept. of Justice that has millions of dollars advertising the military. It’s a logically inconsistent stance,” Foster explained. “That’s my issue with people who take issue with the protests because it’s not logically consistent and the NFL in general, they’re emotionally driven. They’re reactionary and not proactive.”
Foster then brought up Trump’s 2017 comments when he said NFL owners should fire any “sons of bitches” who don’t stand for the anthem. Foster stated his comments are “demonstrably divisive to a nation that is already racially infused.”
“The President of the United States is calling an American citizen a son of a bitch for exercising his 1st Amendment right,” Foster said … “There’s a citizen protesting how he sees fit to protest whatever issue he feels is important to him, very silently and very respectfully.”
Both sides were said to respectful throughout the conversation and both sides came away feeling that it was productive.