President Trump extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in a series of tweets throughout the day Sunday, suggesting fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders.
He tweeted Sunday afternoon: “Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!”
Earlier, he wrote, “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”
He followed that with this tweet: “…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”
The president also retweeted a supporter who posted a graphic calling for a “BOYCOTT!!” of the NFL.
Trump started his criticism in earnest Friday night when he asked a crowd at a political rally in Alabama: “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.'”