President Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Saturday to continue his attacks on NFL players protesting the national anthem.
“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”
The tweets come the day after Trump said that if a player protests the national anthem owners should “Get that son of a b—- off the field,” in an apparent reference to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick set off a growing movement of protest from NFL players during then anthem and is no longer on a team. Trump previously took credit for his unemployment.
Trump also attacked the officiating of the NFL, saying that increased calls for hard hits to the head were “ruining the game.” The increased focused on hard hits is due to research linking hits to the head in football to long-term brain issues.
The president has not only gone after the NFL on Saturday, but also said he would not invite the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House, prompting outcry from players in that league as well.