Trump RIPS NFL for Historically Low Ratings, Then 2 Players KNEEL for Anthem [Watch]

The NFL season kicked off on Thursday between the Atlanta Falcons and defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Not only did two Eagles players take a seat on the bench before the anthem was completed, but Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad aired for the first time.

On Sunday, most of the other teams in the league took to the gridiron.

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President Donald Trump vented on Twitter on Sunday morning, blasting the Falcons/Eagles game for historically low ratings.

Then, later in the day, what everyone thought might happen, happened.

How many players protested? Three.

And it was blatant. Two took a knee.

From The Hill:

Three Miami Dolphins players protested during the national anthem before their season opener against Tennessee on Sunday.

Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the anthem while defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist, according to The Associated Press.

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“I feel like the NFL could’ve done a better job of controlling the narrative from the beginning,” Stills said, according to the Post. “If the NFL would have done something like Nike did — some type of campaign, explaining this whole situation, having his back, supporting us, supporting our First Amendment right — then this thing would be going in a whole different direction. I think we’ve made progress but obviously we have a ways to go.”

WATCH:

Colin Kaepernick, the man who started the anthem kneeling trend back in 2016, praised the Miami Dolphins players.

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