WWE Hall of Famer loudly opposes Donald Trump’s national anthem protest criticism Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images
GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22: Vince McMahon (R) and Donald Trump attend a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)

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.”

WWE Hall of Famer Jesse “The Body” Ventura loudly opposed Trump’s comments on Sunday:

Ventura is a former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran. He peaked in his wresting during the 1980’s, before spending time as a commentator until 1990 with WWE.

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 have 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 reversed his position to join in solidarity with those in the NFL.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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