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UPDATED: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Calls Donald Trump’s Comments About NFL Disrespectful — NY Giants Owners Call Trump Comments Offensive

September 23, 2017 | Posted by Ashish
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UPDATED: The owners of the New York Giants, John Mara and Steve Tisch, have responded to Donald Trump’s comments.

“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society,” Mara and Tisch said.

ORIGINAL: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responded this morning to Donald Trump’s comments last night in Alabama that NFL owners should get those “sons of bitches” who kneel during the National Anthem off the field, adding that fans at the games should walk out of the stadium if players kneel during the anthem. Goodell said Trump’s comments were “divisive” and show a “lack of respect for the NFL.”

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

It’s worth noting that Trump has regularly attacked the NFL for years, going back to when they rejected his bid to buy the Buffalo Bills.

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