NEW YORK — The Newest on the sports activities world reacting to President Donald Trump’s remarks about professional soccer (all occasions ET):
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A handful of Miami Dolphins gamers are sporting black T-shirts supporting free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick throughout pregame heat-ups.
The shirts have “#IMWITHKAP” written in daring white lettering on the entrance.
Kaepernick was the primary athlete to refuse to face in the course of the nationwide anthem as a protest. This season, no workforce has signed him, and a few supporters consider NFL house owners are avoiding him due to the controversy.
Among the many gamers sporting the shirts earlier than their recreation towards the New York Jets are vast receiver Kenny Stills, operating again Jay Ajayi and offensive linemen Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James. Stills, additionally a workforce captain, posted a photograph on Twitter of himself sporting the shirt , together with the publish: “In case you didn’t know!”
— AP Sports activities Author Dennis Waszak reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey
Outdoors the Buffalo Payments’ New Period Area, followers have been tailgating as regular with no indicators of protests or indications of help.
Final season, distributors right here bought anti-Colin Kaepernick jerseys — together with one with him pictured within the crosshairs of a goal — earlier than the San Francisco 49ers recreation at Orchard Park on Oct. sixteen. Kaepernick was jeered as soon as the sport started.
Kaepernick was the primary participant to refuse to face in the course of the nationwide anthem.
“In the event that they do that as an entire group, I’ll need my a refund as a season-ticket holder and I’ll by no means come again to a recreation once more,” fan Mike Ragyna stated when requested concerning the prospect of gamers protesting in the course of the anthem.
“There’s no cause they will’t stand for the nationwide anthem and rise up on a soapbox afterward and do it then,” Ragyna stated.
— AP Sports activities Author John Wawrow reported from Orchard Park, New York
Jacksonville Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan calls it a privilege to face arm-in-arm with gamers in the course of the nationwide anthem in London.
Khan stood between tight finish Marcedes Lewis and linebacker Telvin Smith at Wembley Stadium after which launched a press release to precise his help for gamers. Coaches and different group personnel from each groups did the identical earlier than the sport towards the Ravens.
About two dozen gamers on each groups kneeled, one thing President Donald Trump has stated house owners ought to hearth gamers for.
“It was a privilege to face on…