Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was overcome with emotion while telling reporters that he felt compelled to take action to make the world a better place for his daughter after President Trump attacked NFL players like him who kneel during the national anthem.
“As a man, a father, as an African American man, as someone in the NFL, as one of those son of bitches, yeah I took it personally,” Thomas said. “But it’s bigger than me.”
“I’ve got a daughter and she’s going to have to live in this world. And I gotta do what I got to do to make sure she can look at her dad and be like ‘Hey, you did something to try and make a change.’”
Thomas also criticized the president for his attacks on NFL players, asking “that’s what you’re concerned about my man?”
“You’re the leader of the free world, that’s what you’re talking about.”
Dolphins safety Michael Thomas started breaking up when talking about Trump calling him "a son of a b!tch." pic.twitter.com/Z4wroPcvzW
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At a campaign rally Friday night, Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel and “get that son of a b-tch off the field right now.”
He also called for NFL fans to walk out of football games if they see players protesting.