Last night President Donald Trump went on a side rant about the NFL, the plummet in their ratings and the player protests.
President Trump called for team owners to fire the “sons of bitches” that protested. New England Patriots Safety Devin McCourty responded to Trump’s message.
Ppl said it was disrespectful not going to the White House..I’m sure they are quiet about us being called “sons of bitches” 🤦🏿♂️(D-Mac)
— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) September 23, 2017
Before last year’s season-opener versus the Arizona Cardinals, McCourty and then-teammate Martellus Bennett raised their fists following the anthem.
“Around the NFL, a lot of guys are doing different things,” said McCourty at the time. “We’ve talked as players throughout the league trying to make change in our communities one by one using our platform, not just doing it on Sundays and game days. We’ve talked about different things we’re going to try to do to help the country and help our communities out.”
One thing the Patriots have perfected is axing the distractions. It’ll be interesting to see how the team responds because now it’ll become a question thats asked during the next set of press conferences and interviews.