Longest US basketball star Lebron James praised the National Football League and its players for standing up to recent criticism from Donald Trump. Then Lebron himself focused on the US president.
America's National Football League has issued new guidelines forbidding players from "taking a knee" or showing any other form of "disrespect" when the US national anthem plays before games.
US President Donald Trump has launched a new attack against American football protesters, saying they are disrespecting military personnel. He hit back at critics who said he is devoting too much attention to the issue.
After ramping up tensions over the US national anthem in sports, Trump paid a visit to the college football championship in Atlanta. Although he sang some of the anthem, critics questioned whether he knew all the words.
Though President Donald Trump has blasted NFL players for kneeling during the US anthem, the anti-racism protests are spreading to colleges and beyond. DW's Rachel Stewart asked a high school athlete why he takes a knee.
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