The US president returns to Twitter to comment on NFL protests, discuss race

President Donald Trump was back on Twitter early Monday morning, and he’s still talking sports.

Trump’s tweets touched on race, fans booing NFL players and his support for the NASCAR community.

Trump said that kneeling “has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem.”

He also claimed that many people booed the NFL players who kneeled in protest on Sunday.

NFL players and owners alike pushed back against Trump’s original comments made at a rally in Alabama on Friday, where Trump said any players who protest the national anthem should be fired. A series of tweets on the subject followed from Trump’s official Twitter account.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called Trump’s comments “divisive” and said they showed “an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players.” Players and owners from around the NFL on Sunday responded in various ways, many locking arms, several kneeling while some teams remained in the locker room during the anthem.