- Donald Trump has kicked against players kneeling down on the pitch during national anthem
- The US President stated that it is a sign of disrespect for America as a country
- Trump vowed not to watch or be part of any game in which players will kneel down
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Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, has stated emphatically that he is not in support of players kneeling down during the US national anthem.
The 74-year-old explained that players kneeling down while the national anthem is performed is a total disrespect for America and he will not accept that.
Trump stressed that anywhere he sees such an act being conducted, then it means that game will be over for him.
Even before the death of George Floyd, MLS and MLB players have been showing their support towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
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The baseball players and coaches are currently preparing for a new season in which they have been spotted kneeling down during the national anthem.
"Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the national anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our country and our flag, the game is over for me,'' Donald Trump tweeted.
The death of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests in which many people were seen expressing their outrage over the death of the black man.
Policemen who were responsible for his death have been arrested and they are being prosecuted for murdering George Floyd.
Recently, former Arsenal star Thierry Henry took the knee for eight minutes to show his support in the fight against racism.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were encouraged to draw the curtain down on their trophy-laden career at David Beckham's MLS side Inter Miami.
The Argentine and Portuguese are considered the most powerful footies on the planet with their greatness justified with eleven Ballon d'Or shared between them in the course of their enviable career.
At 35, Ronaldo is proving his dominance in Serie A while Messi is also on another blockbuster run in Spain with Spanish champions Barcelona.
Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath has now reckoned that Beckham may lure the two powerful footies to Inter Miami because the club would shake things up in MLS.
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