Several members of Patriots maintain close relations with President Donald Trump. In addition to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the organization's owner, Robert Kraft, is also a declared friend of the US president.
But not even that close stopped Kraft, who in 2017 hit Donald Trump with everything. This Friday, the TMZ portal revealed an audio where the owner of New England can be heard describing the President's actions as "divisive and horrible."
Kraft's statements have as context the demonstrations that took place in the NFL a couple of campaigns ago (initiated by quarterback Colin Kaepernick). These protests were not welcomed by Trump, who even asked the owners of the league's franchises to fire all the "sons of a bitch" who knelt during the national anthem.RELATED
"The elephant in the room is, in my opinion, it is these knees on the ground, what all players have the right to do if they believe it is the right thing. The problem we have is that the president is using us as a scapegoat to do his work, which I think is not the right thing. It is divisive and horrible. And in fact it is the opposite of what we are trying to do, "Kraft explains in the material.
At the start of the current campaign, when new cases of protests began to be presented in the NFL, the American mandan again attacked the members of the league and requested that players who stand during the anthem be expelled from the match and if they relapse, He asked that they be suspended for the entire year, without pay, something that did not make a dent in Commissioner Roger Goodell.