By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
President Donald Trump is once again trying to restart the standing for the national anthem debate of four years ago.
Now, the first part of Trump’s comments focus on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent remarks regarding the potential of a 2020 NFL season, where Fauci admitted that he didn’t believe football could happen this year if it was not inside a bubble city. Trump shot that down with his tweet, saying Fauci has “nothing to do” with the NFL.
But it’s the second part of the tweet that will steal headlines, as Trump has again refocused his anger on players potentially kneeling during the national anthem or ‘disrespecting’ the American flag via peaceful protest this season. Fury that comes in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests around the country, and with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting that the NFL mishandled the protests, led by Colin Kaepernick, the first time around.
Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum, however, isn’t here for Trump’s refusal to watch this season, and made it known on Friday.
Let ’em know what you really think, Jay.
Tatum’s tweet is honestly the most outspoken he’s been since turning pro, and his reply has a tone similar to the one LeBron James took to Twitter in response to Trump uninviting the Warriors to the White House in 2017.
The NBA is currently scheduled to return to the court on July 30 at Orlando’s Disney World resort, where 22 teams will return and play an additional eight regular-season games before starting the 2020 NBA playoffs.