Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump said Wednesday the NFL is “in a really bad box” and risks its business going “to hell, ” days after he fueled a national rift by launching into unrelenting criticism of players’ National Anthem protests.
“The NFL is in a very bad box. You cannot have people disrespecting our national anthem, our flag, our country. And in my opinion, the NFL has to change or you know what’s going to happen, in my opinion, their business is going to go to hell, ” Trump said outside the White House Wednesday as he prepared to board Marine One.
Trump has tweeted more than two dozen timesover the last several days about the NFL and has called on squad owners to fire players who kneel during the course of its National Anthem, a protest is targeted at drawing attention to police barbarism and racial injustice.