#TakeAKnee is trending on Twitter after Donald Trump attacked black NFL players for taking a knee in protest of the national anthem. He railed against Colin Kaepernick and others who protest police brutality and racism by kneeling while the anthem is playing.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement, calling Trump’s comments “divisive” and “disrespectful” to the league.
Goodell claps back at Trump: pic.twitter.com/nJBqJgMqtT
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 23, 2017
Here’s the reaction on Twitter to #TakeAKnee hashtag:
If you're white and haven't taken a side or spoken up, now would be a great time #TakeaKnee
— Larry Kirchhoff (@lairbones) September 23, 2017
If you take a knee make sure it's for the cause it was intended not out of hate.Hatred changes nothing it only stalls change #TakeAKnee
— Darrell D Bouton (@BoutonDarrell) September 23, 2017
#TakeAKnee against hatred and white supremacy. I would rather kneel with Kaepernick than stand with the Dotard.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 23, 2017
How about this? Not just NFL players but every athlete, every fan #TakeAKnee
— billypollina (@billypollina) September 23, 2017
Kap should have protested like all 'fine people'; grab a tiki torch and swastika, and wander around intimidating minorities. /s#TakeAKnee
— Vic Allott (@vicallott) September 23, 2017