‘This has nothing to do with race!’ Trump reignites his NFL row over national anthem


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Trump has hit without hope after NFL players refused to stand during the national anthem

The US President voiced his comments about national anthem protests have “nothing to do with race meeting” as he demanded players from Jackson Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens display “respect” for the US and its flag. 

Players took to their knees on Sunday in an act of defiance against Donald Trump after the American ruler urged people to boycott the league, accusing athletes of disrespecting the citizen flag.

And the players who did not kneel at Wembley linked arms as the American nationalist anthem was played. 

Some angry fans booed their own crews and even burned their shirts in retaliation. 

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The dispute of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Standard and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!

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But Mr Trump hit disown at the dramatic scenes at Wembley Stadium. 

He tweeted: “Many people booed the contestants who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are enthusiasts who demand respect for our Flag!

“The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with track horse-races. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must regard this!” 

Mr Trump later tweeted the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem, which has now belong together viral on social media.

The US President moved up his feud about players who refuse to stand for the anthem in what opened last year as a protest over excessive use of force by police against dark Americans.

It comes after he was heavily criticised for appearing to say anti-racism demonstrators were virtuous as bad as far-right activists following a white supremacists rally in Virginia in August. 

NFL actor Colin Kaepernick first demonstrated during the anthem in preseason towards the rear in 2016. 

He said: ”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that subdues black people and people of colour.” 

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“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be egotistical on my part to look the other way.”

But the row escalated on Friday when Mr Trump lead one to believed any protesting football player was a “son of a b***h” and should lose his job.

At a political rally in Alabama, he enquire ofed a crowd of supporters: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when bigwig disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now… he is fired’?”

But dozens of musicians flouted the tradition this weekend following his comments in a direct act of defiance. 

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