U.S. President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of the national anthem protests that have been taking place in the NFL over the past year.
At an event on Friday evening, Trump discussed the protests as “disrespect”, saying that he would love to see an NFL owner “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
The full quote from Trump:
Wouldn’t you love one of these NFL owners… when someone disrespects our flag say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field, right now, out, he’s fired.”
The live crowd applauded the comments from the President.
Trump also referenced NFL ratings, which are down so far this year, and blamed the drop on the protests negatively affecting the game.
The clear shot here seems to be taken at former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was the driving force behind the protests last year. Many players across many different teams and sports have since joined in on the protest during the anthem, generating a clear controversy between two sides of the country.