During a rally on Friday night in Alabama, President Donald Trump said that “son of a bitch” NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be “fired.”

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is one of the players that has has participated in anthem protests, and he’s certainly never been afraid to speak up for what he believes in. He made that quite clear again on Saturday with this series of tweets in response to Trump’s comments:

Expect the anthem protests to only grow in the NFL for tomorrow’s games.

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  • harlehog

    To Martellus Bennett:

    Martellus, you say, “I’ll jump when I want. I’ll sit when I want. I’ll kneel when I want. I’ll clap. Sing. Flip and I’ll say what I want. You ain’t DeeBo.”

    Well kind sir, I say, “I’ll stop watching NFL games when I want. I’ll stop buying NFL merchandize when I want. I’ll stop going to NFL events when I want. I’ll boycott products and companies that advertise during NFL related broadcasts when I want. I will cease to be an NFL fan when I want. I will make my own decisions.”

    At least we have a clear understanding of each other with regard to the above. I wish you the best in all you do.