The Giants owners are pushing back against President Donald Trump. On Friday, Trump told supporters at a rally in Alabama he would like to see NFL owners tell players who kneel or protest racial inequality during the national anthem to “get that son of a b---- off the field right now, out, he’s fired.” The remarks have spurred a harsh reaction from the sports world, and while no players on the Giants participate in any anthem demonstrations, co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch seemed to support those around the league who do protest by releasing the following statement on Saturday: “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump doubled down on his comments Saturday afternoon via Twitter. "If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect. ... our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” he tweeted. “If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!"
Giants co-owners condemn Trump for 'inappropriate, offensive' comments
New York Daily News | Sep 23