NFL Player Blasts Trump For Criticising Players But Staying Silent on Unite the Right Rally

| AUG 10, 2018 | 7:04 PM

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In the first games of NFL preseason, at least five players protested during the National Anthem and President Donald Trump was quick to call them out on Twitter.  

But New Orleans defensive end, Cameron Jordan, wasn't having it and criticized the president for calling out players, but not yet addressing the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally set to take place in Washington D.C. on Sunday.

The rally is scheduled almost a year after the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia that led to the deaths of three people. One was a counter-protestor, 32-year-old Heather Heyer

While addressing the rally last year, Trump said there was “blame on both sides.” 

The NFL kneelers say they are protesting racial inequality and police brutality in the United States. 

Jordan continued his criticism:

Meanwhile, others are already taking actions against the white nationalists expected to gather in D.C. this week. According to ABC News,  Airbnb announced it may cancel reservations for rally-goers. The Hill reported that Uber drivers will be allowed to refuse white nationalist passengers. 

It's unclear how large the rally will be on Sunday and whether or not it has potential to escalate in the same way it did last year. Nevertheless, the president has not yet commented on the rally.