“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said in a Facebook post Sunday that he will get his Baltimore Ravens merchandise “ready for the burn” after several players took a knee during the national anthem during the team’s match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Sheriff Gahler went on to call the NFL an “embarrassment and said “people wonder why I am on strike.”
Many of the Ravens players as well as players on the Jaguars kneeled during the United States anthem, but stood for “God Save The Queen,” the British national anthem. Most of those who didn’t kneel locked arms in solidarity, following comments by President Donald Trump urging fans to walk out of games if they saw players kneel during the anthem.
Gahler, who’s a Republican, has been Harford County’s sheriff since 2014.