Be smart: Trump's National Football League comments were generationally based, with the president inviting portrayals as a 71-year-old unfamiliar with the latest medical research, rather than a leader in touch with the concerns of rising generations of doctors, athletes and fans.
The mass protests, which also included more than 20 players kneeling at Wembley Stadium where the Jacksonville Jaguars played the Baltimore Ravens, were in response to President Trump's controversial comments aimed at former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other protesting players in the league, who Trump said should be sacked. Sure, you're going to have policies that align with your party, but that's the not the point. "He's going to say, 'That guy that disrespects our flag, he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it [but] they'll be the most popular person in this country".
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Saturday said the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors were welcome to visit the nation's capital despite President Donald Trump uninviting star player Steph Curry to the White House.
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team", he wrote.
- LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. The first reply to James' was correcting his grammar, followed by a tweet comparing those participating in the Black Lives Matter movement to looters and murderers. This move set off a firestorm of tweets from players around the league, with Bryant charging trump's words "inspire dissension and hatred". The way things stand now, expect more and more athletes to chime in on issues going on in the country.
Following an outpouring of rage from the president this weekend, which saw the Republican lash out at players who kneeled during the national anthem and rescind an invitation to the White House for an NBA player, Marc Short insisted Trump was not exacerbating racial tensions.
The NFL has some big-time thinking to do, as Americans have made it clear that they don't want to see politics on the field.
"They're trying to make a political issue out of this", Short told Fox News Sunday. Kaepernick inspired other athletes to adopt the same silent, powerful method of protest, and he is now a free agent without a contract (likely because of all the right-wing backlash against his exercise of free speech).
"As we solemnly observe Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, we honor and extend our deepest gratitude to the families of military service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country", the press release explained.