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Here’s one for you lot who do not like him 

on sky sports I saw a piece about women’s football ,, and aparantly trump, was not happy with one of the female players who would not acknowledge the American anthem at all , also she said if they won the tournament she would not go to the White House 

now to me if they did win and I was trump I wouldn’t invite the stuck up bitch , and also think if she does not respect the anthem ect even if she does not like trump ,she should respect what he stands for ,,and the American football association should kick her of the team 

Derek 

Your thoughts as I seem to be the only one who likes trump ,,at least he is patriotic ,,if  that’s the right phase  

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I think you are the only one that would admit to liking him. He’s a bit like Farage, all you hear is how much people hate him but then you get the truth at the ballot box!

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If Meg Rapinoe doesn't wan to go to the White House she doesn't have to go. Invitations may be declined because they are only invitations.

In our free society, we are not, nor should be, obliged to conform.

If Trump doesn't want to invite her, he doesn't have to.

But most of us for most of the time find ways to avoid confrontation. 

Stephen

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty

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Derek - patriotism isn't showing how much of a tough guy you are by shouting about somebody who exercises their right to protest. I wouldn't call her 'a stuck up bitch' because she  is in a position to protest against racism . Not without some grounds, either, when it comes to unarmed black guys being shot by white policeman . 

   

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P.S. isn't her patriotism shown by her performance on the field of play?

Stephen

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Ah but she doesn’t show enough patriotism, it has to be much more showy like the shallow, fake patriotism ostentatiously paraded by "Private Bone Spurs".  "My country, right or wrong" and all that horseshit.

A patriot wraps himself round the flag to defend it; a scoundrel wraps it around himself to defend himself.

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I think you are the only one that would admit to liking him. He’s a bit like Farage, all you hear is how much people hate him but then you get the truth at the ballot box!

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Sorry but to me sport should be about sport not politics or any other thing you want to promote ,,I just think she should respect the country  she is playing for and providing her with a good living ,and yes if she doesn’t want to go to the White House and meet trump well that’s up,to her and no problem , just don’t expect any thanks 

and as said before she is playing for the USA , so respect the national anthem or piss of 

thats my own personal view sorry John she loves playing football so to me that’s not showing patriotism just cos she plays well

derek

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Hi John yes every body has a right to protest but to me she is there to play football not use her position to protest about anything ,she should respect the county she his playing for or if she feels strong enough protest by refusing to play for her country ,

what would  it be like if all the team decided to have there own little protest , on there own pet grumble ,save the planet ,air pollution ect ,all with there hands by there side and mouths shut ,   Like said they are there to play football not dabble in politics ect ,

stephen  think like a lot she plays football cos she likes the sport.   , so just play football ,leave the rest to the polititions to balls up ,,,there doing a great job 

derek

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Yeah , that Muhammed Ali should have shut up too eh ? At least the courage of his convictions about Vietnam , rather than ...ahem ... suffering a convenient bone spur like Trump...

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Think he went to prison John not sure ?  ,,get your point but to me the two are miles apart  ,and I do think he was also wrong ,as are a lot of sports people 

ps John what’s a bone spur ??

derek