Fox’s Stuart Varney Says NFL Players Who Protest Shouldn’t Get Paid: They’re ‘Biting the Hand That Feeds Them’
Fox Business’s Stuart Varney declared on Friday that he agrees 100 percent with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of NFL players who kneel, arguing they should not be paid if they protest during the national anthem.
…..Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Speaking to Fox Business colleague Maria Bartiromo, Varney said of the most recent wave of NFL protesting that it “looks to me like another season begins and everybody loses.”
Varney went on to explain that no disciplinary action will be taken against these players because the NFL is still in talks with the unions.
“I don’t think that’s good enough,” Varney said. “The president says if you don’t want to stand for the national anthem, he doesn’t think should you get paid, he doesn’t think you should play. I am in full agreement with him.”
“Football players are biting the hand that feeds them,” he continued. “This is only going down as far as ratings are concerned [and] fan appreciation is concerned.”
He also conjectured that the “resistance” movement practiced by these players started as a protest against police brutality and oppression and became a repudiation of Trump.
“Everybody loses,” he repeated.
The Associated Press reported in June that Trump told an adviser he would revive the NFL anthem protest debate ahead of the midterms, because he sees it as a winning issue for Republicans.
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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