There has been no lack of headlines surrounding the embattled former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. After the POTUS spoke in Alabama about massive declines in NFL ratings, Theresa Kaepernick, Colin’s mother, spoke out on Twitter in rebuttal to Trump’s comments.
Guess that makes me a proud bitch!— Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017
There has been no statement from the NFL regarding the President’s comments thus far. He called out NFL franchise owners to fire players who protest. Several team owners were substantial financial donors and/or friends of the President and his campaign but it seems doubtful that any of the owners would actually follow through with Trump’s requests.
James’ Edit: The NFL finally did release a statement on Trump’s comments, and it’s as weak and tone-deaf as you might expect.