EAST RUTHERFORD — In the wake of controversial comments by President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players who protest perceived injustices by kneeling during the national anthem, 44 percent of voters in an unscientific Palm Beach Post/Daily Dolphin Twitter poll said Sunday they would prefer every player kneel on Sunday, as opposed to stand.
Among the more than 2,800 voters as of early Saturday evening, 56 percent said they would prefer every NFL player stood for the anthem, given only those two choices.
Trump, speaking at a rally in Alabama on Friday, said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now?’”
“You know, some owner … is going to say, ‘That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired,’” Trump said.
Many NFL players expressed outrage about the comments on Twitter, and it seems some or many of them may now respond in some way before Sunday’s NFL games.
The issue of NFL players protesting is a very polarizing and divisive one. Just consider some of the comments that were made in response to the Palm Beach Post/Daily Dolphin Twitter poll:
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