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NY Giants Owner Defies Trump, Says Players Won’t Be Punished For Taking A Knee

Yesterday, Donald Trump sent out a tweet urging the NFL commissioner to kick players off their teams without pay if they decide to take a knee during the national anthem at games.

Trump tweeted:

“The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again – can’t believe it! Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!”

Trump’s request was in response to the NFL’s decision to freeze its new policy fining players from kneeling during the national anthem.

New York Giants owner Steven Tisch decided to take a stand against the president’s attack on the NFL and side with his players.

“We support our players,” Tisch told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “They are not going to be punished. There is not going to be any punitive action taking place against them.”

Tisch went on to blast Trump for taking time to attack NFL players who protest while there are way more important things going on in the world.

“Hopefully he’ll have much more going on that he’s going have to deal with and should deal with and must deal with than worrying about what NFL players do,” Tisch told THR. “He has no understanding of why they take a knee or why they’re protesting. When the new season starts, I hope his priorities are not criticizing the NFL and telling owners what to do and what not to do.”

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