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Desean Jackson slams President Trump’s NFL comments, likely kneeling on Sunday

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The Cal alum could join the growing act of silent protest during the national anthem

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California Golden Bears legend Desean Jackson responded strongly to President Donald Trump’s statements that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired.

These comments made by President Trump are specifically in response to the ongoing Colin Kaepernick controversy that has engulfed the NFL. There is growing consensus that Kaepernick has been blackballed by league owners for his decision not to stand for the national anthem.

The President’s comments about the NFL and the NBA (the White House has rescinded their invite to the Golden State Warriors for winning the 2017 title) have received numerous condemnations by athletes, sports figures, and the heads of both organizations.

Desean could be joining his former Cal teammate Marshawn Lynch in their acts of silent protest. Lynch has not stood for the national anthem this season.

(As this is a political post but does involve a prominent Cal alum, we ask for respectful discourse in our comment section. If this gets off-topic we’ll close the comments section. Thanks and go Bears.)