Tom Brady Slams Trump Over Call To Fire Protesting Players

Tom Brady Slams Trump Over Call To Fire Protesting Players

In an interview with Kirk & Callahan on Monday morning, Tom Brady came out strongly against Donald Trump’s call to fire NFL players who protest during the national anthem.


“Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive.”


He continued:


“I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, ‘Oh, that is wrong. That is right.’ I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me. That is how I try and live every day. I have been blessed to be in locker rooms with guys all over the United States over the course of my career. Some of my great friends are from Florida, Virginia, New York, Montana, Colorado, Texas. The one thing about football is it brings so many guys together — guys you would never have the opportunity to be around. Whether it was in college, and all the way into the pros. We’re all different, we’re all unique. That is what makes us all special.”


Donald Trump sparked the firestorm in a speech on Friday in which he said he would “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, he’s fired’?”


Trump continued to fan the flames on Twitter over the weekend:



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….


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017




…our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017



He even called for a boycott of the NFL.



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!


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017




…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017




Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017



According to the AP, 204 NFL players chose to kneel or completely miss the national anthem during this weekend’s games. Here’s the AP’s breakdown of protests at each game:


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