This weekend has seen an unprecedented number of NFL players kneel, stand at inattention, or be absent for the national anthem, all in response to Pres. Trump’s Friday diss of players’ political protests.
During an Alabama rally, he claimed that players who protested the national anthem should be fired. Now, even more of his supporters are voicing frustration with his focus on non-policy issues, and his attempts to curb free speech.
Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is the first minority man to own an NFL team. He is also a past supporter of Trump. However, at Saturday’s London game, he stood in solidarity with his protesting players.
Khan is one of seven NFL owners who have contributed $1 million or more to Trump.