Donald Trump is once again involved in a controversy, this time involving NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem. Now, Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers were among those who showed support to the disrespected sportsmen.
‘Would you not love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now. Out! He is fired. He’s fired!’ the president said during a rally for Alabama senatorial candidate Luther Strange on Friday.
Later on, he took to social media to reinforce his point.
Brady, who even made headlines last fall when a MAGA hat was photographed in his locker, seemed to oppose Trump’s views and stood by the players, linking arms with his New England Patriots teammates while the anthem was playing at yesterday’s game against Houston Texans.
Today, he also shared a photo featuring him and teammate James White, captioning it: ‘Strength. Passion. Love. Brotherhood. Team. Unity. Commitment. Dedication. Determination. Respect. Loyalty. Work. #nflplayer.’
But Rodgers wanted to be even more apparent in his stance.
The Green Bay Packers star also posted a photo showing himself kneeling alongside his teammates on the field while the national anthem was playing writing: ‘#unity #brotherhood #family #dedication #love.’ No subtlety there!
Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, admitted earlier in the year that she would’ve preferred if he retired following his latest Super Bowl win.