Trump-Backing NFL Owner Kneels With Players for Anthem

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft kicked in $1 million toward Donald Trump's inaugural, gave the president a Super Bowl ring, and publicly confesses the two have long been friendly, reports CBS Sports

 

So if you expected Kraft to hold his silence while Trump took on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem, you expected wrongly: Kraft on Sunday released a statement that was harsher in tone than that of Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying he was "deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and ... working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful, and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change."

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