>> The day after a historic Sunday of protests across the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, calling President Donald Trump's recent comments on the NFL, "divisive". That the criticism came from Brady particularly significant, because the superstar has been described as a good friend of the President's. But on his Monday morning radio show, he joined the players, and owners who almost uniformly set out to protest Trump's call to fire any player who knelt during the national anthem.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, Doug Baldwin, weighed in.>> Well, we're hoping to unite people of all colors, all races, all religions, all beliefs to come together, and realize the severity of the situation.>> Dozens of players kneeling on the field during the National Anthem on Sunday. Some owners locked arms in solidarity with them demonstrating their answer after the President suggested players who refused to stand for the Star Spangled Banner should be fired.
>> I'm glad that we had the opportunity to come together, show the country that we're not gonna stand for that. We have our rights, and we're gonna exercise those rights. No one is gonna take that away from us.>> Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick stirred controversy last year when he chose to kneel during the anthem to protest police violence against African Americans.
Other athletes followed suit. The President on Sunday tweeting that fans angry about the protest should boycott the league. He again pressed team owners to act against players he claims are dishonoring the nation.>> It's very disrespectful to our flag and to our country. So I certainly think the owners should do something about it.
There was great solidarity, I watched a little bit, I was not watching the games today, believe me, I'm doing other things, but I watched a little bit, and I will say that there was tremendous solidarity for our flag and for our country.>> NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with the Players Union, rebuked the president.