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President, 2 leagues swap shots

By Tim Cooper

This article was published September 24, 2017 at 2:25 a.m.

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President Donald Trump ignited a weekend social media firestorm when he criticized the NFL over players not standing for the national anthem Friday, and he also directed a tweet toward NBA star Stephen Curry on Saturday morning.

President Donald Trump took aim at two of the world's most powerful sports leagues and some of their most popular athletes, directly inserting himself into a fiery debate about race, social justice and the role athletes play in highlighting those issues.

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23cal says... September 24, 2017 at 6:52 a.m.

"He said the protests would stop if fans left games when players did not stand for the anthem."
I can visualize rabid fans driving two hours, buying a ticket,paying for parking.......and walking out before the first snap over this. NOT.
What a clueless fool.

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TimberTopper says... September 24, 2017 at 8 a.m.

Had this POTUS worn the uniform of this country, he might have a different opinion. However, I really doubt it. He took an oath to become the POTUS and if he denies people the right to peaceful protest, he is breaking that oath. And for him to stand and call people SOBs is more than he should get away with. Maybe a visit behind the wood shed with a former player his age would help his attitude, as it is plain he never had that visit as a younger man, with anyone. His alligator mouth is going to overload that parakeet azz at some point. Just hope that it's him alone that pays the price and not our nation.

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drs01 says... September 24, 2017 at 9:53 a.m.

If David Stern, as NBA commissioner, could require those players, not dressed to play, wear a coat and tie if they sat with the team during a game.....then the candy-ass lawyer running the NFL could dictate that all players stand for the national anthem. I recall having certain conditions of employment in my career, like wearing a suit and tie, no facial hair, or long hair. The NFL has caved in to these players who couldn't make a fraction of what they are paid elsewhere. Roger Goodell accused the president of being "disrespectful" to the NFL. The opposite is true. As to LeBron James' comments, I once watched NBA games before they became dominated by tatoo infested blow hard hot dogs. He's fortunate to have physical skills to make up for his lack of brains.

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