President Donald Trump continued his commentary on the NFL and its players’ protests Sunday morning, saying the league’s games are “boring” and it should “fire or suspend” players who protest during the national anthem.
In a pair of tweets as kickoff of in the next Week 3 games neared, Trump doubled down on his criticism of players who have taken a knee during the anthem.
The Browns receiver told reporters Thursday Cleveland coach Hue Jackson brought Britt into his office and told him, “man-to-man,” to be the leader the team needs him to be.
“Yeah, man-to-man,” Britt said, via Cleveland.com. “I mean, he wants me to step up, bring more energy to practice and to the field, on and off the field and in the classroom. Because we’re leading down a path that we didn’t believe we were going to go.
“0-2 is not where we wanted to be, and it’s not where we’re going to stay and as long as do the little things and the small things that we’ve been missing the last two games, I believe that we can be a contender in this league.”
Britt, who signed with the Browns in March as a free agent, has just two catches for 15 yards and had a key drop in a 21-18 loss to the Steelers in the season opener.
Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford also issued a statement Sunday morning, saying, “Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation.
Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who also donated to Trump, issued a statement Sunday morning. “We view our organization, our league and our players as great unifiers of people,” the statement Plain Cheap Jerseys read, in part. “Our players, just like so many others across our league, have Nike NFL Jerseys Supply been honest and thoughtful with their attempt to bring awareness to the issues of inequality and social injustice.