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Tags: Donald Trump | tweet | national anthem | kneeling | athletes

Trump Slams Any Plans to Kneel During the Anthem Again

football players in white red and yellow uniforms kneeling
Eric Reid, Colin Kaepernick and Eli Harold of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem on September 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 July 2020 08:36 AM

President Donald Trump ripped into plans by any professional athlete to kneel while the national anthem is being played.

His comments came on Tuesday in a tweet.

Trump wrote: “Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!”

Trump has been a vocal critic in the past of athletes who kneel during the anthem.

His comments came as Major League Baseball gets set to start its season on Thursday and the NBA is scheduled to resume its season on July 30.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing" — known as the Black national anthem — will reportedly be performed live or played before "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to each NFL game during Week 1 this season.

The league is also reportedly considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches.

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President Donald Trump ripped into plans by any professional athlete to kneel while the national anthem is being played. His comments came on Tuesday in a tweet. Trump wrote: "Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem...
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