San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York tweeted out a statement in response to the President’s call for owners to fire players who protest. Being the owner and CEO of the team where the anthem protests began, he has been supportive of his players who have chosen to incite conversation and promote change since the beginning.
A few other owners have spoken in support of their players, calling the President’s comments inappropriate and divisive. Including this from the Miami Dolphins:
Statement from Miami Dolphins Owner and Founder of Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) Stephen Ross. pic.twitter.com/6W3mXwJO6M— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 23, 2017
The Green Bay Packers President:
The Atlanta Falcons:
Statement from Arthur Blank: pic.twitter.com/20DH3DHc4e— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 23, 2017
The New York Giants:
NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith also weighed in:
We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports. pic.twitter.com/Ec3Bc4qt9h— DeMaurice Smith (@DeSmithNFLPA) September 23, 2017
A statement from Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin pic.twitter.com/vGzMj0TFmz— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 24, 2017
Statement from Buffalo Bills Owners Terry and Kim Pegula. pic.twitter.com/i3D5xzBBSn— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 24, 2017
Statement from Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke. pic.twitter.com/OJ3vFbPNwn— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 24, 2017
Statement from Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey. pic.twitter.com/36u9aboXOO— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 24, 2017
Statement from our Owner Shad Khan: pic.twitter.com/bbAJKpqZ3w— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 24, 2017
We will update this article as more statements are made.