Trump says NFL team owners are 'afraid of their players' who protest during the national anthem

The Green Bay Packers have also asked their fans to lock arms in protest of social injustice.
1:28 | 09/28/17

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Transcript for Trump says NFL team owners are 'afraid of their players' who protest during the national anthem
We turn next here to president trump versus the NFL. Today, the president weighing in again on this, saying NFL team owners are, quote, afraid of their players. And now, the big packers game tonight, and what the team is now asking fans in the stadium to do this evening. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, Green Bay fans expressing outrage. I'm out, as a packers fan, and I've been one for 44 years. Reporter: Some say they are cheeseheads no more, burning team gear. You will never get a cent from me or my family ever again. Reporter: This man used a blow torch emblazoned with a trump sticker. This, after the team asked their fans to join them, by locking arms in the stands at tonight's game during the national anthem. Aaron Rodgers and the packers linked arms as most teams did last Sunday, protesting social injustice. This is about unity and love and growing together as a society. Reporter: This morning, president trump poured fuel on a fire many say he started, with new comments about team owners. They say, we are in a situation where we have to do something. I think they're afraid of their players. Reporter: Backlash on social media was swift, some calling trump's comments racist. "If he thinks the NFL is some sort of plantation, he is sadly mistaken. Football is about the players." Tonight, a Tennessee businessman is pulling advertising from NFL games in 30 markets.

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