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Duron Harmon on OMF: I ignore Donald Trump's tweets because I don't want to condone 'ignorance'

Alex Reimer
November 24, 2017 - 1:51 pm

President Donald Trump is amplifying his feud with the NFL over the Thanksgiving holiday. 

On Friday, Trump called out Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon for kneeling during the anthem on –– *gasp* –– Thanksgiving. “Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players,” Trump wrote. “The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss!”

That attack follows Trump’s blasting of Marshawn Lynch earlier in the week. The President said the Raiders running back should be suspended for the rest of the season after sitting for the “Star-Spangled Banner” in Mexico City and standing during the Mexican anthem.

In addition, Trump has continued to perpetuate his inane battle with LaVar Ball, who played Trump during an asinine 25-minute primetime CNN interview Tuesday. 

On OMF Friday, guest hosts Trenni Kusnierek and John Tomase asked Patriots safety Duron Harmon how you feels about Trump continuing to politicize the game of football. The only thing you can do is try to show people that the players in the NFL are unified,” Harmon said. “If you go back and forth trying to respond to ignorance, I really believe you're just condoning it. Personally, for myself, I just try to ignore it, because I know what the NFL really stands for, and that's players being unified to bring everybody in this country together –– to be able to cheer and root for a team.”

Harmon, who was one of 16 Patriots players to kneel during the anthem earlier this season, said he’s confident the American people will eventually look past Trump and listen to each other.

“It makes me sad that some people could actually think and feel that way,” he explained. “But at the end of the day, you can't let it affect how you are, how you treat people, how you view things. All you can honestly do is just continue to pray for the country, pray that we can come together, and just pray that one day the situation can be resolved and people can sit down and have real conversations and just try to get to the common goal, which is everybody being treated the right way, everybody being treated like a human, and (not) having these second-class citizens.” 

OMF - Duron Harmon talks Pats/Phins; Tomase doesn't really watch football but he knows who will win the Super Bowl

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