Written by DML
President Trump sent the NFL into a frenzy over the weekend after suggesting that any player who takes a knee during the National Anthem is a “son of a b_tch,” and calling for Americans to boycott the league until players stop kneeling.
His remarks led to more than 100 players kneeling during the anthem, and in some cases, entire teams remained in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem.
Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins said he had to “take action” to make the world a better place for his daughter after President Trump attacked NFL players like him who kneel during the song.
The Dolphins’ defensive star on Sunday was filled with emotion while talking to reporters about President Trump’s comments.
After declaring he had to take action, and slamming Trump for concerning himself with the NFL and its players taking a knee when “so many other things are taking place,” Thomas said, “As a man, a father, as an African-American man, as someone in the NFL, as one of those sons of bitches … yeah, I took it personally,” Thomas said. “But it’s bigger than me.”
“I’ve got a daughter, and she’s going to have to live in this world. And I gotta do what I got to do to make sure she can look at her dad and be like, ‘Hey, you did something to try and make a change.’” While speaking about his daughter, he became choked up (see video).
Perhaps Thomas should get this emotional when he thinks about the men and women who he disrespects when taking a knee. But, then again, I’m just assuming he takes the time to think of those people. I’m willing to bet he doesn’t.
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch." pic.twitter.com/Z4wroPcvzW
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 24, 2017
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