Shad Khan: It was a privilege to stand with players on Sunday

Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant, defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson and defensive end Cornelius Washington take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday Sept. 24 2017

"Fire or suspend!", the president tweeted Sunday morning.

"NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN". "Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms".

He was later joined by US women's national team star Megan Rapinoe, who protested before games for the national team. "That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for", Trump said during a rally in Huntsville for Luther Strange's U.S. Senate campaign on Friday night.

National Football League owners and players have stridently defended the sport and its players.

Sunday's developments will be a topic of discussion Monday at 9 a.m. on First Coast Connect on WJCT 89.9 FM, which can also be streamed on the WJCT app or website.

Similar protests are expected throughout the National Football League later on Sunday.

The comments, which you can see below, also referred to playing the sport professionally as a "privilege" rather than the culmination of years of hard work with the goal of reaching an elite level of sport.

Rather than protest, Owens said it is every generation's responsibility to instill "more hope" in those following after them - not sow division and anger.

The player most likely to be fired at Wembley was not one of those kneeling for the anthem but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who was swamped by the Jaguars' exciting young defense. A spokesman said team owner Jerry Richardson will not issue a statement surrounding the controversy.

"There is no greater unifier in this country than sports and, unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics, ' Kraft wrote in his statement".

Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy also condemned Mr Trump and backed any players who opted to kneel for the anthem. The president took to Twitter to respond directly to Goodell and attack the NFL.

Carroll's statement followed those of Seattle owner Paul Allen and cornerback Richard Sherman.

"One of the kids asked, 'Can we do that?' I said, 'As long as we know why we're doing it, I don't have a problem with any of it'".

The protest is part of a bitter war of words between the President and USA sports teams, which sparked a flurry of angry tweets over the weekend, even urging fans to boycott games in response to players' defiance. We stand against divisiveness and hate and dehumanization.

When Head Coach John Harbaugh took the field for the first time, a large crowd around the tunnel made him stop and say "wow" as he looked around and pumped his fist. Change needs to happen; we will stand for change.

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