U.S. President Donald Trump came under criticism from many pro athletes and teams on Twitter Saturday and Winnipeg Jets’ captain Blake Wheeler was the first NHL player to chime in.

“It’s the First Amendment to our Constitution. The First one!!” the American-born Wheeler tweeted. “Regardless of how it makes you feel individually, these are literally the principles the US was founded on. Come on, Mr. President”.

Wheeler’s comments stemmed from tweets this morning made by the President of the United States, who doubled down on denouncing in-game protests by NFL players and withdrawing NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation.