The feud between Donald Trump and the National Football League continues to heat up as it enters its third week. While sitting down for an interview on Fox News, the president decided to call out Colin Kaepernick by name.

Trump on NFL

Last season, then quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, took a knee during the National Anthem and caused a media frenzy in the process. When asked why he protested the anthem, he explained that he was doing so to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice. Fast forward to last month and Donald Trump brought up the protests during a rally in Alabama where he labeled the players who take part in the demonstrations as a "son of a bitch." Going a step further, Trump called on team owners to fire the protesting players.

Since then, Trump and the world of sports have engaged in a heated war of words, with even NBA star LeBron James speaking out and calling the president a "bum." The American people appear split on the issue depending on partisan politics, with liberals more inclined to support the players protesting, and conservatives taking the side of the commander in chief. The issue has only gained steam in recent weeks, and was a hot topic during Trump's interview with Sean Hannity that is set to air during an October 11 broadcast on Fox News.

Sitting down for a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Donald Trump was asked to elaborate on his feelings towards the NFL and the aforementioned protesting of the national anthem.

"I watched Colin Kaepernick and I thought it was terrible, and then it got bigger and bigger and it started mushrooming," Trump said.

"Frankly, the NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again," Donald Trump predicted.

"They then could have suspended him for two games. And they could have suspended him if he did it again for the season," he continued. "I'll tell you, you can not disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem," Trump continued, before concluding, "you can't do that."

Moving forward

Despite Donald Trump speaking out against the protesting of the national anthem and calling on the NFL to ban players from taking a knee, the president didn't get the best news on Wednesday night.

In an offical statement released by the NFL, the league announced that there would be no rule changes in regards to protocol during the national anthem, and players will be allowed to protest if they choose.