After several NFL players chose to kneel during the national anthem during their games Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that standing with locked arms is good, but kneeling is "not acceptable."
- Detroit Lions players take a knee during national anthem
- Detroit Lions president says he supports players, they're entitled to free speech
- Lions Owner Martha Ford: 'We do not support' Trump's call to fire NFL players
Trump previously commented that NFL players who kneel should be fired.
In response to those comments, Lions owner Martha Ford said she and the team "do not support" those comments.
“Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions," she said in a statement.
Lions President Rod Wood said he stands with Ford's statement, stating that the players are all individuals entitled to their opinions and free speech.
Eight Lions players kneeled during the national anthem before their game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017