NFL players reacted with rage on Friday after President Trump told NFL bosses to fire players who protest and disrespect the American flag during games when addressing the national anthem.
Trumps comments were in response to reports that player protests have resulted in low TV ratings and half empty stadiums.
Trump made the statements during a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange in Huntsville on Friday night.
NFL players were livid after hearing Trump’s remarks. Many of them took to social media to vent their anger at the Commander-in-Chief.
The NFL Players’ Union also issued a statement, saying they will never back down from protecting the players’ rights to protest.