Sunday Facepalm.

Civil rights icon Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump, composite image.

It’s another Trump Tantrum™. Apparently, the Tiny Tyrant thinks he’s still in reality teevee land…

“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” President Trump tweeted.

“If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” the President of the United States insisted.

This is not an episode of ‘The President’, dumbshit Donny. You can’t pretend fire anyone. You can’t fire them for real, either. The twit’s tweets can be seen here. Naturally, the Tiny Tyrant couldn’t leave things be with that level of blunder, oh no…

“‘Wouldn’t you like to see one of our NFL owners, when somebody disrespects the flag, say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field,’” Trump reportedly said at the rally. Kaepernick is not currently employed by any NFL football teams, as he was not drafted after his controversial bended-knee protests during the National Anthem last year.

You can read the full story and reactions here.

In the meantime, the NFL Players Union is standing firm:

Takeo Spikes, M.B.A: “How about all of us get together & say, “get that “son of a btch” out of the White House.” #FukingDotard.

And Colin Kaepernick’s mom had something to say too…

Teresa Kaepernick: “Guess that makes me a proud bitch!”

You can read all about that here.

Naturally, the Tiny Tyrant just can’t let it rest:

The Fucking Idiot: “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country. Tell them to stand!” More on that one here.

I have a suggestion for you, Donny. Go fuck yourself.


  1. says

    Dear mister Dumb.
    Respect, whether for people or for a country, has to be earned by actions, it cannot be demanded via decree.
    Yours sincerely,
    EU citizen with no respect for your country whatsoever.

  2. says

    I think this is pertinent too. -click-
    I guess I am a meanie, but I cannot help and hope Donny bursts a vessel over this. I know I should not wish harm on anyone, but he makes that extremely hard.

  3. lumipuna says

    Sometimes I wonder if American football was more or less jingoistic if it was actually played internationally.

  4. chigau (違う) says

    Back when I was a Catholic child, we were required to genuflect in front of The Blessed Sacrament.
    The Pfft article gives lots of other examples. How is this being interpreted as disrespect?

  5. blf says

    (Cross-posted from poopyhead’s Political Madness All the Time thread.)

    Stevie Wonder joins #takeaknee protest against Trump’s attack on NFL players:

    Singers shows solidarity with sports stars after the president said players who have knelt on the field to protest police brutality were sons of b—–
    [… T]he Warriors accepted they would not be going to the White House. But they said they would use their trip to Washington to “celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion”.


    The controversy moved outside the sports industry on Saturday night when Stevie Wonder, performing at the Global Citizens Festival in New York’s Central Park, said he was “taking a knee for America” to cheers from the crowd.

    With the help of his son Kwame Morris he knelt down on stage before saying a prayer for “our planet, our future, our leaders of our world”.

    [… T]he trend spread to baseball, with Oakland’s catcher Bruce Maxwell becoming the first major league baseball player to take a knee during the anthem.


    I presume the nazis will start blithering about how “taking the knee” means something else, suppression of freeze peach or something (as well as hair furor’s nonsense of disrespect for a piece of cloth).

    Also, ‘Fire or suspend’: Trump attacks NFL protesters as players kneel in London:

    ● Anthem protests against racial injustice prompt new presidential tweets
    ● Ravens and Jaguars protest at Wembley as owners voice solidarity

    Donald Trump began Sunday with yet another attack on NFL players kneeling in protest of the national anthem.

    Shortly before his treasury secretary insisted the president was not picking a fight, Trump doubled down on his bellicose remarks from a rally in Alabama on Friday night. The president [sic] repeated his challenge to NFL team owners to fire or suspend any player who fails to stand and encouraged fans to stop attending games until the owners take action.


    Trump’s tweets came at the outset of what was expected to be a day of protest across the NFL. At Wembley Stadium in London, the day’s first game duly saw around 25 players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens kneel during the playing of the US anthem.

    The Guardian’s Sean Ingle, covering the game, reported that no white players appeared to kneel but “many players, coaches and even the Jaguars’ owner Shahid Khan linked arms instead as they stood, showing unity for their black team-mates against Trump”.

    I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t kneel, but much more disturbed “no white players appeared to kneel”.

    Trump also complained about rules introduced to improve safety in the NFL, which has a serious problem with degenerative head injuries.


    [… T]he New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a close friend of Trump, was among the team owners to side with their players. In a statement, Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president [sic]”.


  6. says

    IANAL, but does Trump not violate constitution here? He is using his capacity as the head of the government to promote restrictions on freedom of expression.

  7. blf says

    What could be more disrespectful to the American flag than the Confederate and Nazi flags?

    Displaying it.

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