The ban was overturned due to nationwide protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer who stuck his knee in Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
“It has become clear that this policy is wrong and undermines the important message of the Black Lives Matter,” US Soccer announced on Wednesday.
“I won’t watch much anymore!” Trump wrote on Twitter in connection with a Gaetz interview with a TV station in Pensacola, Florida.
In a tweet, Gaetz of Florida said he “prefers that the United States does not have a football team rather than a football team that will not represent the national anthem”.
“You shouldn’t be playing under our flag as a national team if you don’t stand up when it’s up,” he added.
Trump also linked to a Jordanian publication that highlighted a football team report in a newspaper in Bowling Green, Ohio.
“And it seems that the NFL is also going in that direction, but not with me watching!” “wrote the president.
Earlier this month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was “wrong” not “to have listened to NFL players earlier and encouraged everyone to speak out and protest.” peacefully ”.
Goodell did not mention former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick by name who knelt on the anthem in the 2016 preseason.
Kaepernick, who has been blacklisted by the league, said he was doing it to protest police brutality.
Trump, outraged by the kneeling players, called on the NFL owners to fire the athletes who did.
In a September 2017 speech, Trump suggested the owners respond by saying, “Get this son of a bitch out of the field right now, he’s fired.” He’s fired! “