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Racing Legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Defies NASCAR Owners, Sides With Protesters Against Trump

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Racing Legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Defies NASCAR Owners, Sides With Protesters Against Trump

Dale Earnhardt Jr defies NASCAR owners,

Racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Monday defied NASCAR owners’ threats to drivers to not take part in protests against police brutality that take place during the national anthem.

Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter to express his support for the right of all Americans to engage in nonviolent protests — and he shared a quote from John F. Kennedy in which he said that, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Multiple NASCAR owners said over the weekend that they would fire drivers who took a knee during the national anthem, prompting Trump to tweet out his approval of their threatened crackdown on protests.

“‘So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans,” the president wrote. “They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!”

Trump’s campaign against NFL players’ peaceful protest began on Friday night, when he called NFL protesters “sons of b*tches” during a campaign rally in Alabama.

Well, it’s clear that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not on board with Trump’s rhetoric and NASCAR owners’ threats to drivers.

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