In response to President Trump calling for NFL owners to fire players who protest the national anthem, NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith issued an official statement Saturday morning as a response.
No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights. No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety. We understand that our job as a Union is not to win a popularity contest and it comes with a duty to protect the rights of our members. For that we make no apologies and never will.
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