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For the NFL, It Was 'Choose-Your-Side Sunday'

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Donald Trump thought targeting NFL players with his racialized venom would be smart politics. He was wrong. In “the Alabama speech,”Trump called for protesting NFL players to be fired and referred to anyone who protested asa 'son of a b*tch.'' It started with Colin Kaepernick, and it ends with understanding the “brotherhood” that exists in NFL locker rooms. F ormer NFL coach Rex Ryan, a formerly vocal Trump supporter  said, “I’m pissed off, I’ll be honest. I supported Trump, and I’m appalled at these comments. SOBs? Not the men that I know.”

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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