POTUS has once again weighed-in on the recent spate of protests during the anthem to capitalize on what he clearly thinks is a winning political issue. Trump threatened not to watch the NBA, and presumably other sports, if players knelt during the anthem. Of course, this does not explain his willingness to throw out the first pitch for a Yankees game despite the fact that there were MLB players who knelt during the anthem, if far fewer in number. Still, players like Land coaches alike have responded that they didn’t care whether POTUS watched the games or not. I suspect most people do not take their sports watching cues from POTUS.
Article below by Kurt Helin at sports.yahoo.com.
Everyone knew it was coming. As the vast majority of NBA players and coaches have kneeled during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and support of the Black Lives Matters movement, there would be politicians/talking heads who saw the opportunity to blast the league and score points with their base. They couldn’t pass it up.
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