Politics In Sports, And Patriots Edge Out The Texans — Sports Monday

Politics In Sports, And Patriots Edge Out The Texans — Sports Monday

Many who did not kneel stood and locked arms with coaches and owners. "I said after the game I love my teammates and it takes a lot to play in the National Football League..."

Brady customarily gives interviews to the station on Mondays following games.

The anthem protest began a year ago when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand as a protest of police treatment of minorities.

After Brady said he did not agree with the remarks made by Trump, he added that he only wanted to support his teammates and is never one to say things are right or wrong, but believe in what he believes in, and that is bringing together people and love, respect and trust. "I thought it was just divisive", Brady said. "That doesn't mean I support 100 percent of the things he says".

"After my wife passed in 2011, he was one of the few people who went out of their way and went above and beyond to assist me through the most hard time in my life. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me".

A record number of players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem Sunday after President Trump called on NFL owners to "fire" protestors over the weekend. "He's fired. He's FIRED!'" Many Patriots fans booed the demonstrators during the anthem.

"I'm pissed off", Ryan said on ESPN. "That is right.' I do believe in what I believe in", he said. "You don't have to agree with everything". It's part of our democracy.

Brady used to display a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker, but eventually tucked it away with all his personal opinions. Last November, he sought to stay out of the debate but, when pressed by WEEI, said: "Donald is a good friend of mine". "It's the first time I've ever been ashamed to be a Patriot". Because I supported Donald Trump.

Trump pushed back against the suggestion that his critique could inflame racial tensions, arguing: "I never said anything about race".

The Green Bay Packers star also posted a photo showing himself kneeling alongside his teammates on the field while the national anthem was playing writing: '#unity #brotherhood #family #dedication #love.' No subtlety there! I always set out. It's intense. You sacrifice a lot. "Because you have personal experiences".

Trump is also close to the team's owner, Robert Kraft, who gifted the president a Super Bowl ring and donated $1 million to the president's inaugural celebration. The display was in response to criticism President Donald Trump levied against Colin Kaepernick and other National Football League players and teams over the weekend. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. "I thought it was divisive".

Monday, Belichick released a statement saying he appreciates the diversity of players as one of the great joys of coaching.