Trump Football protest comes to Sask. Roughriders

Just a few days after President Donald Trump said on Twitter players who kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest should be fired, the protest against him comes to Canadian football.

Trump also said at a rally in Alabama “I’d love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**ch off the field right now. He’s fired.”

Players across America Sundays NFL games held hands, kneeled, and stayed in the locker room to protest against Trump.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders were the first to do it in Canada, they held hands in today’s game as a sign of protest against Trump’s comments.

The Riders have one of the most fans in the Canadian Football League, their influence reaches fans across Canada.

The Riders lost playing the Calgary Stampeders 15-9 in today’s game in Saskatchewan.


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