Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Brandon Marshall says President Trump's anthem comments were 'disgusting'

Brandon Marshall says President Trump's anthem comments were 'disgusting'

Brown's treatment epitomizes why Colin Kaepernick first began to silently sit and kneel during the anthem to protest social injustices and police abuses that fly in the face of what the flag represents.

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who protested for several games in 2016 and once in 2017, was asked about the president's comments after practice Thursday.

"He's an idiot. Plain and simple", Baldwin said. "I'm just happy these divisive and disrespectful tantrums are no longer endorsed and applauded by the NFL". It is what it is. It's not very American-like, actually to me.It's not very patriotic. "It's kind of ironic to me the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on".

The NBA is only other major sports league that has an anthem policy that requires players to stand for the anthem.

Sponsors including Nike (nke), Anheuser-Busch, Bose, Ford (f), Hyundai (hymtf) and Under Armour (uaa) have already said that they support the players' right to free speech, and now they're under pressure to put that support into action.

"I think the National Football League really missed it this time, " he said, then adding "I just think again it has inflamed this whole situation where we as players thought it was calming down". I don't think that's right in any place in any setting. I think this illustration of a new statement of what's going to be is going to have an effect that we're going to have to deal with.

Even normally reserved Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson agreed with the sentiment that the owners' decision was a message to players to essentially be quiet.

Wilson said the controversy over the anthem itself takes away from the bigger issues at hand. "And I think that's the difference between patriotism and nationalism. It seems that way".

"They're just playing to their fan base", said Kerr, per the Mercury News.

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The NFL did not take a formal roll-call vote when it passed its new national anthem resolution that will take effect this season, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Thursday.

"I do not in any shape, form or fashion agree with it", Davis said. "But again, there's a policy now, and we just have to work through it".

The Falcons' position is any players on the field will stand, so no need to make plans for any other outcome. I'm going to go out there and do my job between the lines, and I'm going to follow the rules.

For now, other than New York Jets owner Christopher Johnson's decision to pay any fines doled out by the league without passing punishment to the players, each franchise's approach is uncertain.

Team spokesman Brian Cearns suggested it's too strong to say they have a team policy: "The word policy sounds like it was mandated".

We say, let the naysayers stay. "Whatever we do, whatever happens here".

"I know that she trusts in our leadership and she trusts in the leadership of our players because it really starts with them", Payton said. We've lived through it here with the men in the locker room and we were making real progress.

Fans deserve better. So, for that matter, does the rest of America.

"The demonstrations, the reason why we were even having the conversation that we were having was because there was a loss of life", Baldwin explained. "It's yet to be seen". This doesn't change anything for the players, what we've been doing off the field, the changes that we're trying to make and the changes that we're going to make, it doesn't change that. All those who don't wish to stand will stay inside locker rooms until the anthem is complete.

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