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Sunday night Football got a bit more controversial this past weekend, when we saw professional teams kneeling and standing in solidarity in protest of the National Anthem, but it was rapper J. Cole who started an epic twitter conversation pleading to boycott the NFL.
With some short context, Colin Kaepernick was the first professional athelete to take a knee during the National Anthem, in protest of the hundreds of wrongful death cases by the hands of police.
Now, athletes around the world are kneeling in protest of President Trump.
Trump’s recent controversial comments about NFL players sparked J.Cole’s latest twitter appearance in which the Dreamville rapper pleaded the masses to boycott everything NFL. In a series of tweets, J.Cole wrote:
Same ones who speak out against Trump today, are the same ones that denied a qualified man a job because he took a stand against injustice.
God bless every player that finds courage to kneel today. But the real power comes from you deciding to not watch.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 24, 2017
Checkout the Cole tweet thread here.