Cast Of Highly Popular ‘ABC’ Show Take A Knee In Solidarity With NFL Players

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During a speech Trump gave in Huntsville, Alabama, last week while campaigning for Senate candidate Luther Strange, he slammed NFL players for “taking a knee” during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying:

‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say “Get that son of a b—- off the field right now?”‘

In a sweep of unity on Sunday, many NFL players, coaches, and owners either locked arms or knelt as Colin Kaepernick did to show opposition to Trump, and in solidarity with a movement calling for racial justice. Over 200 players chose not to stand, making a profound statement.

It isn’t just players and coaches joining the movement to “take a knee.” The cast and creator of the popular ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy,” took a knee on Tuesday to show their solidarity with NFL players. The show’s creator and writer, Shonda Rimes, posted this photo to Instagram:

Cast members Jesse Williams and Ellen Pompeo are seen in the picture along with Rimes. Rimes’ caption says:

‘…and we took a knee in solidarity of racial justice. #takeaknee #greysanatomy #300th.’

Despite widespread protests and so many people being outspoken regarding the president’s insane comments, Trump continues to criticize the NFL and the players. On Tuesday, he called for the NFL to create a rule barring players from kneeling during the national anthem. On Wednesday, Trump said:

‘In my opinion, the NFL has to change. Or you know what’s going to happen? Their business is going to go to hell.’

Trump urged people to stop watching the NFL as long as players continue to kneel and until the league requires the players to stand or be fired. He told people to walk out of games when players kneel. He told reporters:

‘We have to respect our national anthem. We have to respect our country. And they’re not respecting our country.’

According to CNBC:

‘Trump claimed that the protests have cost the NFL viewers. However, a changing media landscape, shifting viewing habits and concerns about player safety caused a dip in NFL viewership well before Trump became involved in the anthem debate.’

Featured image by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

 

 

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