Patriots Booed By Own Fans For Kneeling During Anthem

Patriots Booed By Own Fans For Kneeling During Anthem

I'm never one that says, 'Oh, that's wrong or that's right, ' " said Brady, a longtime friend of Trump's.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady accused Donald Trump of being "divisive" and disagrees with the president's belief that NFL players who protest the national anthem should be fired.

Trump is also close to the team's owner, Robert Kraft, who gifted the president a Super Bowl ring and donated $1 million to the president's inaugural celebration. I like what the president said. "No, I think everyone has the right to do whatever they want to do".

Brady said on Monday he isn't taking any particular side in the protest movement to kneel during the national anthem, but he just wants to promote mutual respect between teammates. "I have never been more proud of our players and our team than during this time. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger".

During a rally in Alabama on Friday, Trump criticized NFL players who protest the national anthem, saying he wished NFL owners would "fire" the players and say "Get that son of a b-- off the field right now".

Brady stood for the anthem but linked arms with team-mates before leading the Patriots to a 36-33 win over the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.

Sixteen of Brady's teammates knelt during the anthem before Sunday's game and some attending the game in Foxboro booed them for the protest. "It really is. If you don't agree, that's fine. As long as it is done in a peaceful, respectful way, that is what our country has been all about". "That's what this country has been all about".

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, calling for a boycott of the games in order to see a change. "He's fired", Trump said. Trump in the past has called Brady a "friend" and the "best quarterback". "We're football players, we're football coaches. And I promise you I'm not the only one".

"Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said". I'm a very positive person, so I try to just live by example and say positive things about people. I don't think it's easy to play this sport. Hopefully it brings everyone together. Also an assistant with Belichick in New England was Romeo Crennel, who now serves as assistant head coach for Houston and their defensive coordinator, Mike Vrabel, was a player there as well.