WATCH: President Trump Calls NFL Anthem Protesters SOBs, Lays Out Plan To End Kneelers In Football

President Donald Trump called NFL players SOBs for disrespecting the country and said he wishes owners would "fire" those protesting.

President Donald Trump called NFL players SOBs for disrespecting the country and said he wishes owners would “fire” those protesting.

Donald Trump Says Owners Will Eventually ‘Fire’ Anthem Protesters

Huntsville, Alabama – President Donald Trump said he’d love to see an NFL owner yank players protesting the national anthem off the field and say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now!’”

Trump made his comments in Alabama at a campaign rally for US Sen. Luther Strange, a Republican.

“We’re proud of our country, we respect our flag,” Trump said at the rally, according to the New York Post. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, `Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!’”

Trump then moved around the stage with his arms extended while supporters chanted, “USA, USA, USA!”

Trump predicted an NFL owner would eventually stand up to the NFL protesters.

“You know some owner’s going to do that,” Trump said. “He’s going to say, `That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired!’”

Trump urged fans to leave the stadium if they witness a NFL player not standing for the national anthem.

“The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s just one player, leave the stadium,” Trump said, according to ESPN. “I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway.”

Reaction was mixed on social media.

“For 8 years we had a President who hated America and everything it stood for. Thank God we have a President who loves our country,” wrote a Brian Tortorelli on the ESPN Facebook page.

“It would be nice to see all the black players walk off the field and see how the racists enjoy their Caucasian football,” wrote a Derek Pilon on ESPN’s Facebook page.

Other critics of President Trump said he used stronger language describing peaceful NFL protesters than the Charlottesville white supremacists.

You can see the clip from President Trump’s speech below.

  • Craven Morehead

    There’s a difference between dissent and disrespect. Not honoring the symbol of our nation and the sacrifices that have been made to keep this country free is disrespect.

    • Quaze

      Disrespect is protected under the first amendment… what could be more American than that? Go live in Russia, traitor.

      • NewWest 123

        Read the First Ammendment!

      • Angry American

        The 1st Amendment protects OUR right to say those pricks disrespecting the flag are ass holes and so are you! YOU go live in Syria where I’m sure you’ll be respected the way you want!

      • gunslinger97

        And not liking the people who do that disrespect is also protected. They have their freedom, and we have ours

      • Yvonne Dorris Shepherd.

        You’re the biggest racist on this site. Sounds like you are the one that needs to leave this country.

        • Quaze

          Make me

          • Yvonne Dorris Shepherd.

            Seriously 😂😂😂

          • Penny LB

            Lol Wow. Haven’t heard that since 3rd grade!! LMAO

      • Penny LB

        So because the 1st Amendment supports you you selfishly conclude that you don’t need to give honor back to a country that has given you so much? Kinda messed up.

        • Quaze

          I’m supporting the right of another American to express a political opinion. How is that selfish? You seem mainly concerned about telling other people how to think and how to feel. Don’t tread on me

          • Treadingjello

            A political opinion you agree with. You started with racist epithets from the very beginning of this comment thread, and are attempting to take the “don’t tread on me” high ground? Honey, no. Just no.

          • Quaze

            I haven’t said anything racist in this or any other thread. Please quote it for me. “Redneck” where I come from (North Carolina) is not a racial term, it is a term to describe an ignorant backwoods person. Idiot.

          • Quaze

            Is Gretchen Wilson a racist, she has a song called “I’m a redneck woman,” idiot.

      • alaskaeagle

        What first amendment? Berkley is doing away with the 1st. The 1st amendment is a double edge sword. It works both ways.

        • Quaze

          The funny thing is, Nazis, KKK, etc have the right to free speech. No one denies that. But it used to be that there were 2 “sides,” Americans on one side and Nazis on the other. It used to be that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. So if Antifa is fighting Nazis, they are probably an ally. But now it appears that a hefty contingent of the Republican party has decided that Antifa is the enemy and the Nazis are on “their side.” Bizarre. KKK has been murdering and terrorizing American citizens for 150 years but now suddenly Trump voters have decided they are a legitimate “side.” And you wonder why people think you’re racist.

  • Highest common denominator

    The fucking president is talking about football to a room full of yokels. Mispronouncing prominent African countries. That’s just this week. It’s upsetting that a clown ass like this is how the world sees America.

    • SB

      Love our president. Thank goodness that black asshole is out

      • Highest common denominator

        You would love a fellow dumbfuck. It’s easy to see you’re one of the people he can shout and wave his hands and flash shiny objects at and you are enthralled.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    Black athletes who peacefully protest are called SOBs by Trump.
    White terrorists who use violence and run over people with cars are called Very Fine People by Trump.

    • Angry American

      WOW! You really do go out of your way to twist words and context to YOUR ends! You’re an absolute LIAR!

      • Jonas Blane ll

        He did use stronger language towards black athletes peacefully protesting than he did the white terrorists in Charlottesville.

        • gunslinger97

          shut up idiot

        • Steve

          All athletes, its rainbow now who are kneeling.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            I want to see the white athletes that are kneeling attacked for months like all of you did the black athletes. I’ll bet the white athletes will be forgotten about the way Meagan Rapinoe was forgotten about.

          • Steve

            They will. And more people will turn off their tv or the media will edit their broadcasts to not show kneeling, such as how they edit their newscasts to not show the extent of how inhuman some of their crimes are or the sheer volume.

          • Penny LB

            Appears you are Racist.

        • scaatylobo

          “white terrorists” = really ?,the whites were ATTACKED by antifa AND blm !.
          Not defending by any means the jackwagons who are in the kkk or ANY of those retards.
          BUT the fact is ‘they’ actually had a permit and they were attacked by ARMED turds with bats & shields [ show intent to attack & fight ].

          • Jonas Blane ll

            You just can’t accept the fact that this was white on white crime,white Terrorism so you have to bring BLM into this. BLM didn’t run over Heather Hayer a white Terrorist did.

          • Penny LB

            Thank You!! This is Truth no matter how much I hate the word “turd”. Lol

      • jennifer 0.2

        How is it twisting the words???

        Are your guts twisting now that the world sees what you exactly are?

    • gunslinger97

      Yeah, not what he said at all moron. Hear what you want to hear fuckstick

      • Quaze

        Sounds like he got your knickers in a twist, gunslinger97

        • gunslinger97

          Says the man with a thing twisted in his ass

          • Quaze

            That thing is your wife’s tongue

    • Steve

      He’s calling all athletes SOBs as there are White athletes kneeling.

      Please post the link where Trump calls the murderer in your above example fine people….not being sarcastic either.

      • Jonas Blane ll
        • Steve

          I read there were others than neo Nazis in the groups and that those sub groups contained some fine people on both sides.

          Every word out of Trumps mouth will be the most scrutinized of anyone, and we may agree, he’d be better off shutting up.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Interesting how you attack my posts, but you don’t attack the excessive anti black rhetoric and anti black racial slurs and coded language at Blue Lives Matter or the Daily Caller. Or any other website you stalk me on.

          • Mo

            @ Jonas Blane II

            LOL, “coded language”.

            Get lost, racist cop hater.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Says the guy that has more anger towards peacefully protesting black athletes than white men that attack cops who responded to a for. Or were attacked with a bulldozer. Or shoot cops and a woman in New Haven.

          • Steve

            Nimrod, this and a very Left Wing site are only what I read, and I gave up on the Left Wing site as they were the typical name callers I come into contact all the time when I try to have a conversation.

            So, though I think you are reasonably intelligent, I think your posts have been forthright earnest with your idealism and with decent intentions, but naive.

            As for site stalking you, you are not worth my time, so don’t be so insecure . But since you are kinda inquiring, your apparent lack of life experience as I read in your writings, which u try and pander off as righteous gospel just pisses me off because you and other don’t see what is causing all this bs we see with Left vs Right, Race , etc. the problem is lack of accountability and pushing the race card for economic or other benefit. I read one of the BLack Lives Matter leads write about white people should give blacks and brown their property. Bull shit. What about others or earning it?

            Progressives like you will be the demise of America because you gave into victimization and reward Shiite behavior from folks who don’t want to blame themselves.

            If you haven’t, please go live in a public housing project for a while and study victimization.

            As for the anti African American/black racial rhetoric, I don’t condone it, but I understand some components — which in the crime world media doesn’t give a shit about Hispanic, Asian or white victims of —– suspects.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Nice soliloquy . Of course you won’t condemn the anti black rhetoric at Blue Lives Matter. Saying I don’t condone it,but I understand some components isn’t condemning anti black rhetoric. If you’re not the Steve that posts on the DC,I take it back.

          • Steve

            What’s DC?

            Be a victim a bunch of times and find the Media and government protecting the Protected Category Thugs, then let’s have a conversation.

            Better yet, show me not the government and media rewarding shitty behavior as in doling out more economic benefits or sensoring crime statistics.

            I don’t condemn Victims or their pissed off statements for when certain people get rewarded for not being accountable or for shit behavior.

            You progressives should be a victim or help a few people who have been gang raped and had their genitals mutilated and tortured with pure savagery. Better yet, go live in an inner city housing project for a while and get a taste of real life.

            Ill even do this, compare statistics of who does most of the robberies, home invasions supplemented with Gang rape to Asian, White, Hispanic victims, then find me 2 cases where, say, Asians have done a home invasion to a black family
            with such brutality as this case, which did not get much attention because the victims were white and convicted perps were black, and I’ll denounce harsh language from white victims in this website every time I visit it.

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp

            Here’s my caveat. I believe your politics and the Lt Commander US Navy Reserve San Diego rewards shit behavior and creates lack of racially based accountability. And because of this, white, Hispanic , Asian victims are pissed and use shit language.

    • Mo

      @ Jonas Blane II

      You again? Provide the evidence where he said that.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        I guess you don’t believe the headline of this article. Also see my post to my other stalker Steve.

    • Penny LB

      Go just go! You believe whatever the media tells you! That isn’t true. But by all means follow the fake media.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        Another person that ignores the headline of this article in order to lie for Trump.

  • Jessica Renick

    Being sarcastic technically they culture appropriate the game since it was created by a white man. Culture appropriation is soooooo wrong. Lol.

    • Highest common denominator

      That’s not cultural appropriation.

      • Buck Ofama

        It is if you use negro logic.

        • Highest common denominator

          Lol. Alright, please explain how an American sport has overwhelmingly American athletes?

          • Jessica Renick

            Easily. When football was started there was segregation and it was created by a white man. But there was only a white leage. Black people did not have one nor played. Therefore it was a white culture sport. Black people did not became interested in it tell it became popular in the white culture.

          • Highest common denominator

            Gotcha.

            So Christianity, modern medicine, the English alphanumeric system, modern banking, indoor plumbing, all combustible projectile technology from the bullet to the space rocket, most “American cuisine”, and pretty much all forms of modern music is what…. White people appropriating other cultures?

          • Jessica Renick

            Christianity is made up of many races including jews which is one of many white races. And all races have contributed to moderen meds, whites have asprin, ibuprofen, organ transplants, inhaled anesthesia, surgical gloves, blood banks, heart and lung machines, birth control, apgar scale just to name a few. Vaccines where created by Indiaians from india. Meds in pill form is from China aswell as opiods. Romans also came up all on there own indoor plumbing. English is made up of only white languages, Latin, german, Spanish, and Hebrew. And all use the same alphabet. As for rockets it was a physicist Robert Goddard in 1920 that created liquid fueld rockets which is the only ones we use today. Lets see az in food completely false. There r Italian food, Greek food, Spanish food, pretty much all the food that Americans eat comes frome Europe. Plus white people created the refrigerator to keep food fresher longer. But it all becomes mute when u add in the assembly line. Bit in truth culture appropriation is just stupid. We should want ti share the best all of our cultures. It is what makes America great.

          • Highest common denominator

            Italians weren’t considered white until the turn of the century, same with jews. And many white people still don’t consider Jews white. So strike all you said about Mediterranean and middle Eastern people.

            Are you sure the numbers and many characters you use don’t come from Arabic written language?

            Christianity is made up of many people NOW. Where did it originate?

            Rocket propelled objects were invented by the Chinese.

            And you believe the refrigerator was the first time people ever used cold to preserve food.

            By your comment history, you don’t seem well read enough to make the claims you make.

          • SB

            Please move to Africa or somewhere else

          • Steve

            You need to address Common Denominator as:
            Lt. Commander US Navy (Reserve) San Diego. I wonder what would happen to his security clearance if they find out he’s a ANTIFA Sypathizer too. Yes, he needs to move to Mars.

          • Highest common denominator

            Lol, why would i move to africa? I’ve never lived there before, dummy.

    • Jessica Renick

      Yes it is. Culture appropriations is taking from another culture. That includes sports, religion, technology, clothing, music, ect. So, therefore they r appropriating from white culture.

      • Highest common denominator

        You responded to yourself, not me.

        Also, black athletes didn’t take anything from white athletes. Football is an American sport, and the best athletes for this sport happen to be black. Nothing was taken, the best just happen to black.

        • SB

          And the most likely to commit crimes. Funny isn’t it

  • Buck Ofama

    “It would be nice to see all the black players walk off the field and
    see how the racists enjoy their Caucasian football,” wrote a Derek Pilon
    on ESPN’s Facebook page.

    Now we’re getting somewhere.

    • Highest common denominator

      The NFL would have no chance without black athletes.

      • jennifer 0.2
      • SB

        You’re getting annoying. The NFL when played by white men at least had love for the game. Now it’s a way for black men to make money to avoid criminal activity. go away. Stop trying to defend everything with black is right.

        • Jonas Blane ll

          The white men that took cocaine by hiding it in Vicks inhalers while playing really loved the game.?
          The white men that played the game while high on Quaaludes really loved the game?

        • Highest common denominator

          Ah, so you assume that every black guy that plays is a criminal. And that’s exactly why you need to be annoyed with me.

      • gunslinger97

        sure they would, just a little slower paced maybe.

        • Steve

          It would be real football, not glitz and politics related to bs from people who won’t take responsibility for their actions.

          Csonka, Butkus, Griese, The Snake, Blanda, Lambert….that was real football.

        • Highest common denominator

          So, European Football League, essentially. We see how well that went.

  • bacchys

    Trump doesn’t love America. He doesn’t even understand what it is. He’s a fundamentally anti-American authoritarian.
    The President of the United States urging a private company to punish people for engaging in peaceful protest is so decidedly unamerican it’s “bigly,” to steal one of his phrases.

  • jennifer 0.2

    2009, the first time NFL players came out for the National anthem.

    Why?

  • PriceRight89 .

    Americans are fed up with the hatred of their country. Trump said what we all were thinking.

    • Quaze

      They don’t hate their country, they hate rednecks like you who are screwing up the country

      • Mo

        @ Quaze

        LOL! You can tell someone is a “redneck” through a screen? That must be your superpower, eh? Be gone, bigot.

        • Quaze

          If you think worshipping a flag or a uniform makes you patriotic, you might be a redneck

      • scaatylobo

        PLEASE do look up the origin of the expression “redneck”,you might see you have made an error [ if you able to think & reason ? ]

        • Quaze

          A redneck is dumb… So dumb they don’t know the difference between an idea and a symbol. They worship the symbol and in the process destroy the ideas the symbol was meant to represent

          • alaskaeagle

            It seems that blacknecks are just the same as rednecks. Both would be dumb by your standards. The blackneck think that other people’s property is theirs for the taking. They do not have to learn and earn a living. They also use symbols such as kneeling, raised fists, and racial slurs. What is the difference?

          • Quaze

            I don’t know what a “blackneck” is, but I do know that every comments thread on this site features Blue Lives Matter supporters attacking black people by name… if it talks like a racist, and acts like a racist, it probably is a racist. All cops aren’t racist, but a hefty contingent of Blue Lives Matter supporters are, apparently

  • william

    It’s nice having a real President who stands on his own two feet and probably can’t even spell politically correct. YOu can’t handle the truth. Traveled to many foreign countries around the world. Appreciated coming back to America more and more each time.

  • Yvonne Dorris Shepherd.

    Not only are they disrespecting our country and our flag, but they are disrespecting the Men and Women dying for our country. They are dying to protect those losers to put the knee on the very soil that they are fighting for. I agree with Our President of the United States. If they drop their knees then leave the stadium.

    • Highest common denominator

      And you stand up from your couch anytime the anthem plays?

      I suppose you don’t realize the NFL is a flagrant abuser of the flag, but that’s just fine for you, right?

      • Yvonne Dorris Shepherd.

        I don’t watch football, but I don’t have to to have respect for my country. Dumb ass.

        • Highest common denominator

          And they respect the country too. It’s not a flag or anthem dispute, it’s an inequality dispute.

          You should be mad the NFL holds the flag horizontally over the field. That is an actual violation of flag etiquette.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    Blue Lives Matter would be outraged if President Obama were to interfere in the business affairs of a private entity. Now that we have a white president it’s tolerated.

  • M.

    This shit is making it worse. If you ignore their bullshit, they stop doing it. It really is that simple. The president is making this point because he actually doesn’t like the NFL. at one point, they were competitors with his own football league that he tried to establish.