Tuesday 16 January 2018

Trump should leave football to the footballers

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Who knew American football could be so entertaining? As a fan of most sports, I've tried to get into gridiron but even when there are good games (and the most recent Superbowl was undeniably gripping), they just take so long and have so many breaks that it's virtually impossible to sustain interest.

But the way the media has been banging on about the controversy over players refusing to stand for the national anthem you'd swear every Irish person is also a massive NFL fan.

Of all the outlandish decisions and statements that US President Donald Trump has made - some of them actually quite sensible, others just plain mad - his bullheaded remarks about those anthem-refuseniks are just plain dumb.

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