A slew of NFL team owners — including several million-dollar donors to President Trump — blasted the commander-in-chief Sunday for bashing their players’ anti-racism protests.
The owners’ defiance was surprisingly led by New England Patriots boss Robert Kraft, typically a Trump loyalist, who said he couldn’t stand by while the president labeled any player who kneels during the national anthem a son of a bitch.
The poor Week 9 ratings dragged down average NFL viewership season-to-date.
The average nationally televised NFL game this season is down 5.7 percent from last season.
After the first week this season, viewership was down 11.8 percent.
Since then, the gap had narrowed each week to where it was off just 5.6 percent through Week 8.
But then the disaster of Week 9 happened.
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Facing a backlash, Trump has denied that his condemnation has anything to do with race.
And on Monday he praised fans who booed NFL Buy Cheap Jerseys Online players taking a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!,” he tweeted.
More than 200 players took a knee as hundreds of others, including Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys some coaches and owners, linked their arms in solidarity during the playing of the national anthem.
“Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country,” Trump tweeted Monday evening.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the controversy by assailing Trump’s “divisive comments” — saying they “demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players.”