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NFL condemns Trump’s comments on football player protests

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the US national anthem revealed an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday. Goodell, in a statement released a day after Trump suggested any protesting football player was a “son of a bi***” and should lose his job, never mentioned the president by name but made a clear reference to his remarks at a political rally. “Divisive comments like…