Hip-Hop Reacts to President Trump’s Comment That NFL Players Should Be Fired for Disrespecting the American Flag
As he's been known to do a time or two, President Donald Trump has again sparked controversy with comments he made during a public speech, this time insinuating that NFL owners should fire players for protesting the American Flag immediately.
No. 45 was speaking at a political rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday (Sept. 22) when he brought up the topic of NFL protests, which have become somewhat widespread since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality last season.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now,'" he said. "Out. He's fired! He's fired," he added riling up the crowd.
The NFL released a statement about Trump's comments earlier today which read: "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities."
The hip-hop community is also standing against Trump's rhetoric. "Wow," Irv Gotti reacted with amazement to Trump's comments on Instagram. "This guy really don't give a fuck. If I was a black player in the NFL. There is no way you cannot feel a way after seeing this shit. Like all Colin Kaepernick did by kneeling on the National Anthem. Was bring to light that Innocent Black People are getting MURDERED by Police in America. And nothing happens. That was his message. Trumps message here is so crazy. We never had a president who cared so little about people."
Diddy posted a video on Instagram dedicated to the players in the NFL. "Y'all got a chance to do something really, really, really, really great tomorrow," he started. "If y'all do whatever y'all do in unity. You can't be stopped. Just do the math, man. Do the math. Stick together. Stand up for each other. Ride with each other. Because, believe me, we all we got."
Check out their reactions below.
Wow. This guy really don't give a fuck. If I was a black player in the NFL. There is no way you cannot feel a way after seeing this shit. Like all Colin Kaepernick did by kneeling on the National Anthem. Was bring to light that Innocent Black People are getting MURDERED by Police in America. And nothing happens. That was his message. Trumps message here is so crazy. We never had a president who cared so little about people. And is clearly a Racist Motherfucker. And is not afraid to show it. Which is making Racist people feel stronger and stronger. Roger Goodell and the NFL Owners need to say something. Or all the Black Players in the NFL need to do something. To show this piece of shit it's 2017. And US Niggas ain't having that shit like that. I told myself. No more political posts. But goddamn if this didn't make me feel a way. Like he just shitted on every black player in the NFL and basically said NIGGA STAY IN YOUR PLACE. #fucktrump AND #FUCKTHENFL IF THEY DONT DO SOMETHING. MAKING ME FEEL LIKE THE NFL IS A BIG PLANTATION FIELD. CRAZY. THATS WHY I LOVE THE NBA. ADAM SILVER I BELIEVE WOULD NOT ALLOW TRUMP TO SAY SHIT LIKE THIS ABOUT THE NBA. HE WOULD SAY SOMETHING. AND THE NBA PLAYERS WOULD NEVER LET SOME SHIT LIKE THIS SLIDE. NEVER. WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE LA CLIPPERS OWNER WAS RACIST. BANNED FOR LIFE. DONE. WAS DONE QUICK TOO. ROGER GOODELL IS WITH THE BULLSHIT.
Hahahaha! Did we expect anything different! The flag should definitely be respected... too bad Mr.Trump doesn't share the same passion for the people who lost their lives from a police officers gun! This isn't a BLACK OR WHITE THING! This is about being ignorant, blind and dumb/Donald! Don't want u to think I'm talking behind your back! @realdonaldtrump !!!! You too- @donaldjtrumpjr
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