Ted Cruz Slams NFL Players For National Anthem Protest

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz slammed the NFL players who chose to take a kneel during the playing of the national anthem before games on September 11th.

On Monday, Cruz tweeted that NFL players who decide not to stand during the national anthem were “insulting our flag” and country. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Is Furious That Obama Defended Colin Kaepernick ‘Exercising His Constitutional Right’)

Ted Cruz (R-TX) gestures as he walks on stage to deliver a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention (Getty Images)

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“To all the athletes who have made millions in America’s freedom: stop insulting our flag, our nation, our heroes,” Cruz tweeted.


“Here’s a peaceful protest: never buy another shoe, shirt, or jersey of rich spoiled athletes who dishonor our flag,” he added.

In a recent interview with TMZ, Cruz criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest.

“You know, it’s sad when you see rich, spoiled athletes that don’t recognize what an incredible blessing this country is,” he said. “You know, it’s very easy when you’re sitting there rolling in millions of dollars to disrespect this country.”