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NFL Commissioner Rejects Trump's Kaepernick Slurs as 'Divisive' and 'Disrespectful’

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” he said.

Colin Kaepernick.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has fired back at Donald Trump over his Friday night comments when the President called former quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” during a rally in Alabama.

In a surprisingly strong statement, Goodell called the president out for his lack of respect for opposing view points, according to Yahoo Sports.

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.  Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

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Tom Boggioni is a writer in San Diego, Calif.