Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth told the president to apologize for his heated rhetoric against football players and invite NFL players to White House
September 25, 2017

Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth told President Trump to apologize for calling for using his his heated rhetoric against NFL players for protesting by calling them "S.O.B.s".

During a campaign rally in Alabama on Friday, Trump said, "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, `Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!“

It didn't take long for players and the league to rebuke his moronic statements in kind.

While NBC Sports played the national anthem before the Washington vs Raiders Sunday prime time game, their cameras focused on the players' unity against Trump for attacking their right to free speech after he demanded they be fired for not standing during the anthem.

Michele Tafoya told Al Michaels and Collinsworth that the Raiders wanted to stay in the locker room during the national anthem because of Trump, but national games levy heavy penalties if teams don't follow stricter protocols.

Player Vernon Davis told her he'd talk to Trump and tell him "let's focus on solutions rather then attack those protesting."

Michaels told the audience that three teams didn't even come out of the locker and asked Collinsworth to put a "coda on it" before the game started.

It's gotta be hard for the many Trump supporters in the NFL to hear Trump bash them so vociferously over an issue this president should never weigh in on since, you know - the Constitution and all.

Collinsworth said, "I would just ask the president consider apologizing for the S.O.B. line and maybe invite some of these players to the White House."

This is a fool's folly since Trump never apologizes for anything divisive he does or says. I imagine he'll come back more caustic and acidic than ever on this issue.

Trump is incapable of going more than a few days before creating another uncalled for, ignorant controversy by attacking someone or something he doesn't like.

It's as if America elected Curt Schilling as president.

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