American comedian, political commentator, and television host Bill Maher often uses his sharp-tonged-wit to criticize President Donald Trump. There is little surprise then, when, on Friday, Maher opened his show by taking a knee. Maher championed the side of football players in Trump's latest brouhaha. Where the President called-out players during a rally in Alabama last week. Trump jeered, "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: ‘Get that son of a bi**h off the field right now, out. He’s fired.

He’s fired!’." Alabama does not have a professional football team and is a strategic strong-hold in upcoming elections. Causing many to wonder, did Trump chose to make his comments in Alabama to strengthen his base?

Professional football players lock arms

As the result of Trump's provocative statement; professional and college football players throughout the United States are locking arms, while The Star-Spangled Banner, the United States National Anthem, is performed. The trend is growing. At a few games, the players asked their fans to show solidarity and lock arms. Fan reaction is mixed, yet tends to side with the players. Players decided the act of locking arms is a way to show unity. Trump wants to make the action into a show of disrespect for the United States.

The "son of a bi**h" comment was probably the last nail in the coffin of another one of Trump's divisive outbursts. It is miraculous that Trump has not blamed this latest social mêlée on his predecessor, President Obama. Blaming past administration has become the norm for Trump.

Trump claims he is not to blame

Nevertheless, as Maher pointed out, Trump does not feel he is to blame for the further dividing of our Country.

Maher stuck a knife into Trump's balloon, however, calling him the "drunk at the end of the bar, bitching about football"' Then went on to profess that Trump is, in all likelihood, okay with O.J. Simpson, since he never took a knee. "Took a few heads," Maher joked. "But never a knee."

In any event, Trump made his latest earth-shaking comment in Alabama a state that does not have a professional football team.

In the meantime, on September 30, college football players in Alabama express relief that in most college football games, The Star-Spangled Banner is not played. Nevertheless, several college football teams began their game in solidarity with professional football; they took a knee.

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