Robert Kraft Responds to President Trump’s NFL Comments
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Robert Kraft Responds to President Trump’s NFL Comments

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has released a statement following President Donald Trump’s comments about NFL players choosing to kneel during the National Anthem.

Below are Trump’s tweets about the controversy, which seems to be gaining steam just three weeks into the 2017-2018 football season.

Below is Kraft’s response to Trump’s aforementioned tweets.

The response from Kraft is a bit surprising since he is and has been good friends with the Trumps for years.

“When [Kraft’s wife] Myra died [in 2011], Melania [Trump] and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me. Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that,” Kraft told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.

During today’s Patriots game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, several players are expected to take a knee during the National Anthem. Interestingly, not one Patriots player has chosen to take a knee during the National Anthem since the protests started last season. With Trump’s latest comments and the ongoing controversy, however, many expect that today’s game will be different.

New England fans seem split on Kraft’s response to the president. Some feel as though his response was completely justified and were thrilled to see him stand up for NFL players. Others felt as though Kraft let them down in some way and that he should be more strict with his team when it comes to their respect of the flag and of the country.

Check out some of the responses below.

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Redstick

Mr. Kraft politics is, as you state, divisive and sports should be a unifying force. However, some of your colleagues entered the fray by taking a political stance on a false narrative, Colin Kaepernick’s socks, hand up, etc. Social injustice – give me a break! Think about those pampered pets you are defending. Agreed, many do good things for the community and many forgot where they came from. Remember, this country has learned from our past to a nation where many would love to be residents. Many have given their lives to give all citizens of our great society the opportunity to reach the zenith of their potential and reap the rewards regardless of their race or creed. Tell your pampered colleagues to look in the mirror. Our flag and national anthem represent a nation that have come to the defense of so many people around the world and for many centuries. Many have lost their lives defending these principles. After seeing the desecration of the symbols of our country which most of us hold dear, you will find that many loyal Patriot fans will abandon a team that we have loved. I had the pleasure of going to this first Boston Patriots game when I was playing football in junior high school and every stadium that you have played in throughout the decades. I cannot in good conscience support a team or a league that supports injustice through false narratives and disrespect for the rule of law. Check your ratings in the months to come and lets see how easy it will be to pay those multi million dollar contracts. Boycott the NFL

Jim

What a Turncoat ,to Trump and the USA ,under the FLAG he has made a Fortune,just like the DEMORAT COWARDS who KNEEL!! I am BOYCOTTING these TRAITORS!!

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