‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now.’
I think any American who saw one of these guys burn the Stars and Stripes would use the same language. The President was speaking for ordinary Americans who still respect the Flag and Anthem, pointing out that disrespect for either is disrespect for the United States of America.
If their continued employment as the millionaire elites of American Football was at risk, I doubt whether any of them would have taken part in this pathetic left-wing virtue signaling ritual.
His words appear to have had some effect with at least one team performing the pathetic left-wing virtue signaling ritual of kneeling before the Anthem, and standing during it.
That means they are still making their ill-considered political statement, as is their right (it’s a free country after all), without taking a dump on the US Anthem. I think that is progress of sorts.