President Donald Trump continued his demands for the NFL to fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem on Sunday morning.
In a pair of tweets, Trump insisted that NFL fans stop attending games until the players were brought into line, claiming that attendance and ratings were down because fans were upset over the players’ actions.
Trump’s comments come hours after more athletes and celebrities threw their support behind the protesting NFL players.
Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee before Saturday’s home game against the Texas Rangers, becoming the first Major League Baseball player to do so. The player behind him clapsed his shoulder in a show of support, as well as solidarity from the team’s home office.
Singer Stevie Wonder knelt during the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park, helped out by his son.
“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said. “But not just one knee, I’m taking both knees. Both knees and pray for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world and our globe.