Advertisement
Super Bowl winning coach slams Donald Trump’s protest comments after victory John Moore/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations after his speech on September 19, 2017 in New York City. He addressed world leaders at his first UN General Assembly meeting. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints coached Sean Payton critiqued President Donald Trump during his postgame press conference following his team’s 34-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Payton credited his team’s performance and responded to Trump’s comments referring negatively to players who protest and suggested they should be “fired” by NFL owners.

“I’m proud of every one of those guys,” Payton said. “I’m disappointed in the comments that were made. I think we need a little more wisdom in that office. Seems like every time he’s opening his mouth, it’s something that’s dividing our country and not pulling us together.”

On Friday, Trump made headlines during an appearance in Alabama in which he commented on the league-wide national anthem protests by saying that NFL owners should respond to the player protests with the phrase ?get that son of a bitch off the field.?

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 President doubled down on Saturday amid another battle he waged with former NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, claiming he withdrew his invitation to visit the White House, which Curry and the team have stated they had no interest in previously.

So far, we have seen statements from commissioner Roger Goodell, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and the Cleveland Browns? Dee and Jimmy Haslam, among others.

Even former Ravens legend Ray Lewis, who criticized Kaepernick before, has reverse his position to join in solidarity with those in the NFL.

Advertisement
Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
View More Articles

Stories You Might Like