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NFL players rally in solidarity against Trump Updated: 2017-09-25 14:17:45 KST

NFL players have responded in full force,after President Trump swore, using profanity, at those who protested during the national anthem.

"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's fired, he's FIRED'"

On Sunday, hundreds of NFL players knelt and linked arms,even staying off the field, to protest Trump's call to boycott teams and fire players that refused to stand during the national anthem.

"It's very disrespect to our flag and to our country, so I certainly think the owners should do something about it. There was great solidarity, I watched a little bit - I was not watching the games today, believe me, I was doing other things -- but I watched a little bit and I will say that there was tremendous solidarity for our flag and for our country”

President Trump has been uploading tweet after tweet to criticize those who disrespect the United States and the flag, saying the offenders should be suspended or even fired.

There are mixed opinions among the public.
While some are sympathetic to the players' cause, others see it as disrespectful to the country and the military who have sacrificed their lives to defend the nation.

“No, they're doing what they want to do if somebody wants to kneel down, okay, kneel down. It's our country we have the right to do what we want."

“It's just the fact that, we live in America and you respect our country respect our flag and respect what everybody, all of our, service men have gone (through) for a whole life they protected our country and then to disrespect our country with all the turmoil and stuff that's going on is just not right."

Critics of the president say his actions are attacks on freedom of speech.
Trump's stance of galvanizing players, teams, and the league in expressing what they see is right, has highlighted the deep political rift the administration has exposed across American society.
Park Hee-jun, Arirang News.
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