Trump To NFL Protesters: ‘Get That Son Of A Bitch Off The Field’ [VIDEO]

Trump To NFL Anthem Protesters Get That Son Of A Bitch Off The FieldPresident Trump says NFL players who engage in silent protests during the national anthem should be fired. Speaking at an Alabama rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strange late Friday, Trump said, โ€œWouldnโ€™t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, โ€˜get that son of a bitch off the field right nowโ€”heโ€™s fired.โ€ Trump also urged fans to simply โ€œleave the stadiumโ€ if players take a knee in protest, saying โ€œthings will stopโ€ if the games are boycotted. The presidentโ€™s comments, which seemed to be a veiled jab at Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback whose national anthem protest last year kicked off a wave of debate over racism and police brutality, immediately drew backlash from the NFL. NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell issued a statement saying such โ€œdivisive commentsโ€ show a โ€œfailure to understand the overwhelming force for goodโ€ represented by NFL players, many of whom rushed to help Houston residents following Hurricane Harvey. The NFL Players Association also hit back, saying the union will โ€œnever back downโ€ from supporting the playersโ€™ โ€œconstitutional rightโ€ to protest.