Donald Trump and the NFL are at war again.
The President of the United States has publicly condemned the NFL and its players ever since the 2016 season when then 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick peacefully protested police brutality and racial oppression by kneeling during the National Anthem prior to games.
Trump lashed out on the NFL calling the league soft for not punishing players who took knees as well as even going as far as to call those who took knees “sons of bitches” and said they need to be cut.
Well, POTUS is back at is again, saying he’s boycotting the NFL if players don’t stand this season, to which many have come out and said they’ll be doing just that in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and Kaepernick’s message still yet to be heard by many.
President Trump made his threat on Twitter Friday morning, calling out the country’s leading expert of infectious diseases Dr. Fauci, who said he doesn’t see football happening this year.
“It would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci told CNN. “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”
Here’s Trump’s response…
Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020