Trump Curses NFL Athletes and Rescinds Invite from Warriors

Stephen Curry is one of many athletes that have criticized Trump's conservative rhetoric recently.

Stephen Curry is one of many athletes that have criticized Trump’s conservative rhetoric recently.

By MCNS Staff

Donald Trump cursed NFL players who have silently protested the killing of African-Americans by police by kneeling or sitting during the US National Anthem. He also withdrew an invitation for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White house, all this past weekend.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Alabama on Friday.

It was clear that Trump targeted Colin Kaepernick as well as other NFL athletes with his remark. Therefore Colin’s mother, Teresa Kaepernick, responded to Trump for cursing NFL players rather than white supremacists that murdered a woman and seriously injured others in Charlottesville, Va.

“In Charlottesville, he would not call out the Nazis, not call out the white supremacists, but he’s calling out these guys who are peacefully kneeling and asking for their country to do better,” she told Deadspin. Also, on Friday she tweeted, “Guess that makes me a proud bitch.”

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks tweeted “The behavior of the President is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. If you do not Condemn this divisive Rhetoric you are Condoning it!!”

In a show of support, Music legend Stevie Wonder said he was “taking a knee for America.”  He continued, “but not just one knee, I’m taking both knees” at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday.

Additionally, Stephen Curry told ESPN this past Friday that he did not want to attend any White House visit due to his disagreement with Trump’s policies. In response, Trump rescinded an invitation for the entire NBA championship team Saturday morning by stating “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

Curry responded by saying “I don’t know why he feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others.” He continued, “I have an idea of why, but, it’s just kind of beneath, I think, a leader of a country to go that route. It’s not what leaders do.”

LeBron James tweeted “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” to Trump. He continued, “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

However, Washington DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser extended a welcome to the team, saying in a statement, “While you’re here, Warriors, we are happy to identify ways for you to celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion — what we call DC values.” She continued, “And if anyone ever tells you that you cannot come to DC, tell them Mayor Bowser invited you.

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