Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy did not kneel or lock arms with his teammates Sunday during the national anthem, rather he elected to stretch.
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) September 24, 2017
The Bill’s running back has a total contract worth $41.55 million.
McCoy tweeted Saturday morning that “our president is a asshole.”
It’s really sad man … our president is a asshole
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) September 23, 2017
McCoy’s decision to forgo standing or kneeling with his teammates comes off the heels of a weekend’s worth of comments from President Donald Trump condemning the ongoing protests of the national anthem at NFL games across the country.
Trump said Sunday morning that NFL owners should either fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem, and fans should not keep watching games if players continue to protest.
“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!” the president tweeted Sunday morning.
The president’s comments come on the heels of an impassioned speech he gave in Huntsville, Ala., Friday evening. He came out swinging in his comments against NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem.
“The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore, anyway,” Trump told a group gathered in Huntsville on Friday.
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