Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch had a harsh reaction to President Trump’s called for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Mara and Tisch said in a statement Saturday. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump initially addressed the issue during a campaign rally speech in Alabama for Senator Luther Strange, asserting that owners should fire “any son of a b—h”
I have no use for these men. If they were real patriotic men they would demand their players show respect. I hope the giants lise every forthcoming game.... and I hope people boycott every team but Dallas. Their owner won´t tolerate this activity. Bravo Jerry Jones.
The players made their political statement, the owners theirs, and Trump his, all of whom have the right to say what they wish and the responsibility to accept the consequences, if any. I happen to agree with Trump although question the wisdom of his getting embroiled in this contretemps.
On the other hand I do think it underscores his patriotism and am disgusted that our president should be criticized for expressing it. The critics will regret it.
These protesters are losers, really take a look -- Giants, 49ers, Seahawks too this year and now a baseball player from -- Oakland As, Bwahha. Just shut up and play and you´re free to spend your time and MONEY off the field saying what you want.
I BLAST Mara and Toosh for being UNAMERICAN while using the taxpayers to provide them with a place of business. I´ve been watching the NFL since I was 10 (60+ years ago)Charley Conerly, Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford (although my fave was Detroit´s Doak Walker).
I NO LONGER watch every game that is shown and if there is ONE moment of anti American BS, off it goes and that gets easier to do, every day.
Let´s take a look at just who is being divisive. Maybe it´s the guy with the Brillo hair, who wore socks depicting cops as pigs and who has the Commie girl friend who led him down this path in the first place. Now that politics has been inserted into the game, and unless owners take a stand against this crap, it´s curtains for the NFL. Remember the Falcons coach who said what NFL stood for. He said "Not For Long"!
Buyers beware. Today the NFL teams are a bad investment. After Trumps speech, Roger Goodell´s crappy come back and now the Giant´s owner, I soon suspect that the teams will be selling at the junk price very soon. The fans had enough, we have respect for our military and the flag, not these two bit thugs on the football field. Sponsors will drop them like a hot potato. Watch. This is the tip of the iceberg.
Proves you don’t have to be smart to be wealthy; however, you have to be smart to ramain wealthy. Owners don’t understand that when you alienate your base, the source of your financial support, your wealth ebbs away — very dumb.
I am a YUGE college football fan but I detest the NFL and have for a very long time. Why? Because they have a despicable culture and are a terrible influence on our youth.
This "kneeling protest" is clearly an Alinsky Agitation but I keep wondering what is the end game. Obviously the continuation of racially dividing America is one, but is getting rid of what is quintessentially American-football-another? They have long been trying to do this by pushing soccer. I have my suspicions.
They will rue the day.
And once again, the Left, up to their usual schemes as D´nesh speaks of, is using those for their own ends which ALWAYS ends up hurting the very ones they claim they want to help.
No. The behavior of these athletes is offensive and divisive. And the fact that the owners are too intimidated to put a stop to it is even more so. High time that these overrated, overpaid and ungrateful dopes were knocked off their pedestals.
The NBA and NFL are now gang groups. We don´t watch any of them and continue NOT to watch. If people start not going to the games, not buying their overpriced products and boycott their advertisers, they will begin to notice the message. Money talks. The fans are the ones ultimately paying their obscene salaries. Free speech? Yes, just not on your employer´s time.
I must have missed it when the Giants owners were upset at Kaepernick wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs and pictures of Fidel Castro. I guess that isn´t as divisive as Trump saying players should stand during the anthem.
Couldn´t someone make a fortune selling tee shirts/ hats using that circle/slash sign to replace the word NO as in: Football: No Politics Baseball. No Politics. Education: No Politics Religion: No Politics Basketball: No Politics Security: No Politics Healthcare: No Politics Journalism: No Politics Movies: No Politics Music: No Politics Law and Order: No Politics Business: No Politics TV: No Politics
Patriotism and respect for the Flag and the National Anthem are as American as apple pie, Football, Baseball, Basketball Horse Racing, Auto Racing, morals, scruples, hard work, productivity and generosity.
There was never any need to "fundamentally transform" America except to weaken her by pulling her away from these ideals!
Fly-over America and President Trump understand this. Leftist and the Elites don´t!
The owners and commissioner are beating the tin pans as hard as possible because they don´t want to concede that a) they pay the players´ wages and control their contracts and b) the players are the only people they have control over.
What´s more divisive than petulant look-at-me displays?
An example of NFL owners who object to President Trump bringing to a head the fact the some of their employees, professional football players, have been publically disrespecting the National Anthem, the American flag, and the country, while they are being paid big money by those team owners. The reason for that is to keep from losing a lot of money those owners will soon have to get off their butts and make a business decision.
Why don´t these media types just quote Trump instead of putting it in their own words? It was not a long quote. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a "B" off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,” Trump didn´t TELL the owners to fire anyone. It was a hypothetical. Nevertheless, no one in the media is reporting it that way.
The fewer the fans the less the income for the NFL and owners, and player pay will go down. The fewer the fans the less they can charge for advertising. The fewer the fans the bigger the loss for the networks that have made huge long-term contracts for TV rights. It´s all down hill from here. And, the protests are turning off way more people than those who endorse them. It´s failure all around.
What does the Commander and Chief of our military say to the survivors of lost men and women of the military when spoiled, overpaid thugs disrespect the flag that represents what they died for? He says what he has said. That is what. The NFL should be boycotted, and football fans should support their local high school and pee wee leagues.
Trump is my president. He will make an indelible mark in history. Most NFL players just fade away. The owners and management sticking up for an overpriced entertainment, now mixed with politics is a stupid move and these fat cats who own teams makes me wonder how they became fat cats. Feral cats is more like it.
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