NFL Commissioner Just Unleashed His Fury On Trump After He Attacked Athletes
Donald Trump went on a rant this weekend attacking athletes for standing up for what they believe in. On Friday during a rally in Alabama, Trump called Colin Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” for practicing peaceful protest. Trump continued to target athletes on Saturday when he attacked NBA champion Steph Curry via Twitter.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to respond to Trump’s attack, calling the U.S. president “divisive.”
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in the statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.
“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
Trump attacked Kaepernick for standing up for something he believed in. Back in 2016 refused to stand during the national anthem. When asked about why he didn’t stand Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Goodwell wasn’t the only one to respond to Trump. NBA star player LeBron James also had a few words to say to Trump after his attack on Curry.
“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James responded Saturday to Trump’s dis-invitation. “So, therefore, ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
James was responding to Trump’s tweet early Saturday morning.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017