Keith Olbermann: NFL Fans Should Sit During National Anthem To Protest Trump
GQ host Keith Olbermann wants NFL fans to remain seated during the national anthem to protest President Trump.
“This is simple: To defend OUR right to protest we as fans/consumers ALSO must not stand during the National Anthem until Trump’s threat ends,” the former MSNBC host wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
This is simple: To defend OUR right to protest we as fans/consumers ALSO must not stand during the National Anthem until Trump’s threat ends
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 23, 2017
Trump asserted during a rally on Friday night that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. (RELATED: Trump On NFL Anthem Kneelers: ‘Get That Son Of A B**** Off The Field [VIDEO])
The president doubled down on Twitter Saturday morning.
“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 wrote. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”
Olbermann is a former MSNBC and ESPN host who is now reduced to hosting a YouTube show for GQ in front of what appears to be construction paper. (RELATED: What’s Going On With Keith Olbermann? From Primetime To ‘His Basement’)