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Russell Simmons didn’t appreciate certain NFL players’ type of boycott in response to Donald Trump’s offensive tirade against players who chose to kneel during the National Anthem, calling them “sons of bitches.

Many NFL players reacted by kneeling during the anthem, and sports figures called Trump out, after he went on to bash NBA player Steph Curry, saying he’s uninvited to the White House after Curry expressed hesitancy at going. At any rate, instead of kneeling, some players chose to lock arms and the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room while the anthem was played, which didn’t sit well with Simmons at all.

A little while later, Simmons returned to Twitter with an apology for his language, but the sentiment seemed it was the same


Simmons isn’t the first person in the hip-hop community to speak passionately about the NFL controversy. North Carolina emcee, J. Cole made a rare appearance on Twitter and advised fans to boycott the League and suggested an investigation be conducted into why Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed.

Read More: Russell Simmons Calls Out NFL Players for Staying in Locker Room and Locking Arms During National Anthem – XXL |

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