Al Sharpton: "The NFL Players have demonstrated a real sense of courage to stand up!"
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Al Sharpton, the veteran US civil rights advocate, lashed out at president Trump for his attacks on football players kneeling during the national anthem, saying it was a bait-and-switch tactic to avoid real issues such as police brutality. He stressed that the players were merely advocating and not insulting their country. He added that the president was undoing a number of measures taken by the Obama administration to tackle police violence and thus creating a climate of impunity for the police.