It was a crazy weekend for American sports.
NFL and NBA players attacked President Trump for his “divisive” comments and refused to believe that all Trump wants is for players to show respect to the flag.
And as Sunday rolled along, the kneeling protests were worse than ever and some of the fans in the stadiums had an awesome response.
NFL players and teams had a wide array of actions during the National Anthem.
Some teams stayed in the locker room while others stood and locked arms, but many anti-American players knelt in support of Colin Kaepernick.
And regardless of whether some of them were fans of the teams that they were there to see, kneeling during the anthem was met with resounding boos.
International Business Times reported:
“New England Patriots fans berated their team by booing them as players kneeled in protest during the national anthem.
Before the Patriots took on the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, more than a half-dozen players took a knee during the national anthem performance, — the first time a Patriots player had done so.
A roaring chorus of boos echoed throughout the stadium coupled with chants of “stand up,” the Boston Herald reported.
The team’s leader and quarterback Tom Brady did not kneel during the anthem, instead, he placed his hand on his chest while he locked arms with teammate Phillip Dorsett.
The boos came after President Trump spoke in Alabama on Friday and blasted players who kneeled during the national anthem.”
But that wasn’t the only game that was met with outrage from the fans in the stadium.
Sports Illustrated reported:
Multiple Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the national anthem before the team’s game against the Colts on Tuesday as the field was covered by a giant American flag.
A handful of Colts players also kneeled during the anthem, including Al Woods, Malik Hooker, Kamar Aiken and Rashaan Melvin.
Colts fans reportedly booed the players that did, and Browns fans who support Trump brought a sign to the stadium.
Loud round of boos by Colts fans directed at Browns players kneeling.
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) September 24, 2017
President Trump also noted the resounding boos that filled the stadiums from frustrated fans.
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
Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country.#StandForOurAnthem🇺🇸
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017
The NFL will be in an enormous amount of ratings and attendance struggles if they continue down this path because as he’s proven repeatedly, you don’t mess with Trump.