NFL Super Star Aaron Rodgers Hilariously Roasted Donald Trump on Social Media
After saying that he has seen “a lot of hatred” on social media since the Packers locked arms during the national anthem on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers shared this on Instagram.
In his caption that is dripping with sarcasm, Rodgers is essentially asking why people are criticizing players for “disrespecting the anthem” when they have never called out others, such as camera people doing their jobs, who don’t stand in respect of the flag while the anthem is playing.
I can’t imagine what kind of social media attacks these cameramen must be enduring after taking a knee during the anthem and wearing a hat.
The day before, Rodgers told reporters that the Packers are asking fans in attendance to join them in locking arms during the anthem. Here’s how the Super Bowl champion quarterback explained why he’s protesting, per the Green Bay Press-Gazette‘s Ryan Wood:
Rodgers said the protest was not intended to disrespect the military, but rather to stress unity.
“This is about equality,” Rodgers said. “This is about unity and love and growing together as a society, and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people. But we’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society, and we’re going to continue to show love and unity.”
The recent NFL protests have been a reaction to President Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments about how he believes players who protest should be fired, but they first started with Colin Kapernick refusing to stand for the anthem to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality.
Players have given various reasons for why they’re kneeling or standing or locking arms during the anthem. However, none of the reasons involve disrespecting the anthem or America or the military.