Donald Trump has caused controversy once again by saying that kneeling NFL players are ” disrespecting our flag and country”. He urged fans to boycott games and for teams to fire offending players.
His bizarre comments are in reference to players who have been kneeling during the national anthem in a protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
Trump tweeted “that any players who do kneel should be fired or suspended.”
Trumps comments sparked an online debate on twitter with people supporting the president using the hashtag #BoycottNFL and those backing the protest using the hashtag #TakeAKnee.