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New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said Thursday that it’s “dead wrong” for NFL players who kneel to protest brutality and racial inequality to be accused of being unpatriotic.
During an appearance on CNBC, Tepper, who purchased the NFL team for a record $2.275 billion this summer, said “it’s the biggest pile of bull-dingy ever” to slam players who choose to protest during the national anthem.
Panthers owner David Tepper didn’t mention Trump outright (just as a “red-headed guy in DC”) on CNBC Thurs but he did say it’s “dead wrong” to accuse NFL players of being unpatriotic: “It just makes me so aggravated and angry.” https://t.co/1AxZgoNYWC
— Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 14, 2018
The article goes on to state the following:
“These are some of the most patriotic people and best people,” Tepper said. These are great young men. It just makes me so aggravated and angry. OK? It’s just wrong. It’s just dead wrong.”
Tepper said fans should shift their focus more to what players do in their communities instead, citing Carolina players such as Cam Newton, Thomas Davis, Torrey Smith and Greg Olsen, who he said are involved in helping others.
“The list goes on and on of Panthers who are involved in the community down there,” Tepper said.
“I’m not criticizing anybody but we could do a better message saying how much people can do good in the community. That’s what I would want to see happen,” he added.
Tepper has history of slamming President Trump, who he once said “masquerades as an angel of light, but he is the father of lies.” Trump is a staunch critic of those who choose to protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying the players should be fired.
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