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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

by Jason
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The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least 16 no longer stay at Trump hotels while on the […]

People who can’t handle NFL protests are canceling their DirecTV sports package

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Taking a knee during the national anthem is upsetting some DirecTV customers.Image: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Ignorance is bliss, especially when it comes to free speech at football games.  That’s what Trump supporters and other football fans who can’t handle sports activism seem to think. For the football fans who claim they are bothered seeing athletes standing up (or rather, kneeling) for the right to protest, DirecTV is caving with refunds to their sports package, the Wall Street Journal reported. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The cancellations stem from 49ers Colin […]

Marshawn Lynch’s shirt says everything about how his feelings on Donald Trump

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Image: Getty Images If his approval rating isn’t registering and Donald Trump needs help determining who is not on his side of history these days, he can look for answers in Marshawn Lynch’s wardrobe. The Oakland Raiders running back, known just as much for his on the field antics as he is for his playful treatment of the media, was spotted wearing a shirt with a strong message ahead of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos: “Everybody vs. Trump.” It’s a loud and clear statement, particularly in the face of dissent between Trump and NFL players who are Kaepernicking (or […]

Houston Texans rookie quarterback surprises cafeteria workers by donating his first NFL paycheck

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Image: joe Robbins/Getty Images During this week of NFL turmoil, here’s one story that will make everyone happy.  Deshaun Watson, a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans, donated his first NFL game check to three ladies who work at the city’s NRG stadium’s cafeteria and were especially affected by Hurricane Harvey.  SEE ALSO: Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas tears up while responding to Trump’s NFL insults

Don’t believe that fake viral photo of a NFL player burning the U.S. flag

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Another day, another chapter in the ongoing feud between Donald Trump and NFL players who are taking the knee in protest against police brutality.  SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest You might have seen on Twitter or Facebook this picture that purportedly depicts an NFL player burning the U.S. flag in the locker room as his teammates enthusiastically look on: Image: facebook/vetsfortrump Besides the utter absurdity of the scene, it immediately pops to the eye that there’s something wrong with the hand holding the flag. But that didn’t prevent many people […]