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    When he took the Presidential oath of office, Trump vowed to "preserve, respect and defend the Constitution of the United States" and yet he continually attacks freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press and the right to peaceably protest. How dare athletes protest racial injustice and police brutality!

    New season, same Trump: The President again blasts NFL players for protests during national anthem
    Los Angeles Times, Aug 10 2018 10:55 AM

    President Trump was quick to respond to the first player protests of the new football season, tweeting Friday morning that "the NFL players are at it again" after a few teams' members knelt or performed other symbolic acts during the national anthem before preseason games Thursday night.

    By his two tweets, the President signaled that for a third straight season he would stoke the divisive issue he first fanned as a candidate just before the 2016 election. Yet again, Trump ignored both the complaints of racial injustice and police brutality that many African American players have sought to highlight by kneeling during the pre-game anthem, and their free-speech rights.

    Instead the president, who typically has suggested the players are against the anthem, the American flag and the US military, in his latest attack portrayed them as ungrateful for the opportunity to play in the NFL. "Find another way to protest," he tweeted. "Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!"

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    Shamarko Thomas was thrown out of Thursday's game against Seattle for head-butting another player and now the Colts have released him. The NFL is trying to make football safer but football is a rough sport and they are making too many rules that are going to change the game.

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    The Browns finished last season with a 0-16 record. They couldn't possibly go winless this season too, could they? Beer drinkers in Cleveland are hoping they don't.

    Bud Light to provide fans with celebratory beer when the Browns win a game

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