Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy responds to President Trump's NFL comments

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy responded to President Trump's comments about the NFL.

In a speech Friday night, President Trump said NFL owners should fire players who "disrespect" the national anthem. 

Specifically, Mr. Trump said, "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects out flag, to say 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now, out, he's fired.'"

The President went on to say, "You know, some owner is going to do that. He's going to say 'That guy that disrespects our flag, he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it [but] they'll be the most popular person in this county."

Mark Murphy responded in a statement, saying: "It's unfortunate that the President decided to use his immense platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL. We strongly believe that players are leaders in our communities and positive influences. They have achieved their positions through tremendous work and dedication and should be celebrated for their success and positive impact. We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely."


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