Steve Ballmer on Protests During Anthem: ‘Players Should Express Themselves’
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said the NBA league office and owners “believe our players should express themselves” while discussing protests during the national anthem during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday.
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“I’ll speak for the @NBA: We believe our players should express themselves. We are pleased to see our players express themselves….I encourage our players, use your platform. Speak.” – @LAClippers Chairman @Steven_Ballmer #RealTime https://t.co/vkgzTSv6mM
The issue has raged on for the past two years, with President Donald Trump regularly taking aim at NFL players who choose to kneel or demonstrate in some way against racial injustice during the anthem.
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September 15, 2018 at 09:55AM