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Jim Carrey blasts Trump, NFL about the national anthem controversy

Jim Carrey ripped the NFL and President Trump about the national anthem controversy.

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Comedian Jim Carrey took to social media Tuesday to bash President Trump and the NFL about the most recent controversy around the league, and the national anthem.

Carrey expressed his displeasure about the league’s decision in a tweet attached to a satirical painting of President Trump.

“NFL — that is a misuse of players for 3 years (sic), than leave them to a life of pain sided with a draft-dodging racist who uses false patriotism to squash peaceful protest. Companies shld (sic) to commemorate the sponsoring of moral cowardice before we begin with the question: who is Nationwide really on?”

NFL — that is a misuse of players for 3 years then leaves them to a life of pain sided with a draft-dodging racist who uses false patriotism to squash peaceful protest. Companies shld rethink of the sponsors of moral cowardice before we begin with the question: who is Nationwide really on? pic.twitter.com/ytVSiE4wfX

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) 29 May 2018

Carrey echoed some of the feelings felt by other NFL players about the anthem policy and the comments of the chairman on the notice.

President, Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade last week that he supported the NFL’s new policy and blasted the players who have decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

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NFL: All the personnel on the field should stand for the national anthem

Weekly Standard reporter Andrew Egger weighs in on the new policy.

“I don’t think that people should remain in the changing rooms, but still I think it’s good. You must proudly stand for the national anthem. You are not allowed to play, you should not be there. Maybe they should not be in the country,” Trump said.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin called Trump an “idiot” for his comments, while Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall called the president observes: “disgusting.”

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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