October 3, 2017

Trump clashes with sports stars over player protests

President Donald Trump and several US sports stars have clashed online after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the US national anthem.

Trump on Sunday was accused of creating division in professional sports after he attacked players from the NFL and the National Basketball Association on Twitter, and those leagues have been hitting back.

In a series of tweets, the president called for the suspension or firing of players “disrespecting our flag and country”.