Trump just issued this challenge to National Football League players who kneel for anthem
10 June, 2018, 17:16 | Author: Amy Huff
The president spoke directly to a number of team owners, with at least one, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, saying that Trump had influenced him to rescind his support for players who protested during the anthem. I understand that. I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated.
Trump also floated the idea of pardoning the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was convicted for refusing to fight in Vietnam.
When asked if he'd invite players to the White House for a roundtable chat, the president said he doesn't have to do that.
The anthem controversy, meanwhile, has ignited a racially sensitive national debate over free speech, pitting mostly black athletes against white NFL owners, and Trump has seized on the issue to energize his political base. They have the option to remain in the locker room for the anthem if they choose.
The findings take on special significance since earlier this week, President Donald Trump canceled a planned White House celebration with the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles and chose to hold a Patriotic celebration instead, calling out kneeling as "disrespectful".
For almost two years, some NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness of systemic racism in the US, including cases of police killings of unarmed African-Americans and other minorities in which lawmen are frequently cleared of any wrongdoing.
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At a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, last year, Trump switched gears from talking about the nation's urban communities to calling out the quarterback.
Trump triggered a wave of protests across the National Football League last season after describing protesting players as "sons of bitches" who should be fired.
Ron Tweel, a lawyer for the boxer's estate and his widow, Lonnie, said: 'We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary'.
The president also previously has said players who kneel during the anthem should be fired.
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