On Sunday, during Fox NFL, longtime Fox Sports anchor Terry Bradshaw, ripped Trump over his remarks at the rally in Alabama on Friday. During the rally, Trump called on the NFL owners to fire players who protest the national anthem, also calling those who do so, a “son of a bitch.”
On the show, Bradshaw said he doesn’t “condone” the players protesting the anthem but he explained that they have the freedom to exercise their right.
“The president of the United States came out attacking NFL players for them exercising their freedom of speech. While I don’t condone the protesting our national anthem, this is America,” he stated.
Bradshaw continued, “If our country stands for anything, folks, it’s freedom. People died for that freedom. I’m not sure if our President understands those rights. That every American has the right to speak out also to protest.”
Bradshaw, who is a hall of fame quarterback, then said that Trump should pay attention to more pressing issues that are affecting the country rather than bullying the professional players.
Bradshaw concluded, “Believe me, these athletes do love our this great country of ours. Personally, I think our President should concentrate on North Korea and healthcare rather than ripping into athletes and the NFL.”
You can watch the segment below:
Terry Bradshaw: 'I'm not sure if our president understands those rights, that every American has the right to speak out and also to protest' pic.twitter.com/YcevXhBUd7
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