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New York GOP Rep Blasts Jets Owner For Offering To Pay Fine For Players Who Kneel

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11:49 AM 05/26/2018

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New York Republican Rep. Pete King blasted The New York Jets owner for offering to pay fines for players who kneel during the national anthem in a Saturday tweet.

King called Jets owner and chairman Christopher Johnsons move “disgraceful” and asked if Johnson would support every players protest, even if it was a Nazi salute or a racist “spew.” Kings criticism comes after Johnson said on Wednesday that hes willing to pay the fines for every player on his roster who kneels, sits or otherwise protests the anthem before kickoff.

Disgraceful that @nyjets owner will pay fines for players who kneel for National Anthem. Encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police. Would he support all player protests? Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew racism? Its time to say goodbye to Jets!

— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) May 26, 2018

The New York congressman said it is time to “say goodbye to Jets!” (RELATED: NFL To Require Players To Stand For National Anthem Or Stay In Locker Room)

Players in the NFL have reportedly already started brainstorming other ways to protest the National Anthem, “just to spite the NFL,” according to Sports Illustrateds Robert Klemko.

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