Conservatives who love to complain about politics in their football are in for a surprise this Sunday.
The effects of President Trump’s recent tirades against black football players refusing to stand for the national anthem made themselves clear immediately, as the beginning of the first game of the week was marked with widespread defiance of the President’s bigotry.
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The coaching staff of both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens locked arms with their players in a show of solidarity as many more than usual took a knee in silent protest of the President’s efforts to silence black American voices.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 24, 2017
Ravens and Jaguars players come together in a display of unity before kickoff in London. pic.twitter.com/dy8JDzOBas
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 24, 2017
This includes Trump donor Shahid “Shad” Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who donated over a million dollars to Trump’s inaugural committee. Khan became the first NFL owner to take part in a player protest – though he surely won’t be the last.
Trump: “NFL owners should fire players who protest!”
Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/6i2TVaOqPD
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) September 24, 2017
President Trump is going to have a very unpleasant Sunday when he realizes that he wasn’t able to bully an entire sport into bowing to his wishes. Quite the opposite, in fact – Trump all but guaranteed that the issues of police brutality and black lives will be the talk of the nation for the next few weeks.