(WXYZ) – After a number of NFL gamers selected to kneel in the course of the nationwide anthem throughout their video games Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that standing with locked arms is sweet, however kneeling is “not acceptable.”
Trump beforehand commented that NFL gamers who kneel must be fired.
In response to these feedback, Lions proprietor Martha Ford stated she and the workforce “don’t help” these feedback.
“Adverse and disrespectful feedback suggesting in any other case are opposite to the founding rules of our nation, and we don’t help these feedback or opinions,” she stated in a press release.
Lions President Rod Wooden stated he stands with Ford’s assertion, stating that the gamers are all people entitled to their opinions and free speech.
Eight Lions gamers kneeled through the nationwide anthem earlier than their recreation towards the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Nice solidarity for our Nationwide Anthem and for our Nation. Standing with locked arms is sweet, kneeling just isn’t acceptable. Dangerous scores!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017