Diddy urges NFL players to ‘Stand up for each other’

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Diddy delivers a call to action.

Shortly after President Donald Trump slammed former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, among others for refusing to stand during the national anthem, the rapper took to social media with “a very important message to all the players in the NFL.”

“I just wanna send some blessings and also, you know, some support to all the players in the NFL,” he said on Saturday, via Instagram. “My message to y’all — even though you ain’t asking, so please receive it because I rarely give ‘em in this way — y’all got a chance to do something really, really, really, really, really great tomorrow. If you all do whatever you do in unity, you can’t be stopped. Just do the math, man. Do the math, stick together, stand up for each other, ride with each other because believe me, we’re all we got and it has nothing to do with football or business. Y’all are our stars, y’all represent us, y’all are our strong heroes. So show that strength, please.”

In case you missed it, during a stump speech in Alabama on Friday, Trump stated, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b–ch off the field right now. Out, you’re fired.’”

Later on, he took to Twitter, with a series of rapid-fire tweets:

The remarks gave a resurgence to the #TakeAKnee hashtag on social media. Meanwhile, fans and stars including J.K. Rowling and “Insecure‘s” Issa Rae appear to be co-signing the musician as they not only re-shared his plea, but fired back themselves. “‘Privilege.’ Some people don’t get given millions by Daddy, Donnie. They actually earn it,” tweeted Rowling.

What are your thoughts: is Diddy spot on in his request? Sound off in the comment section below.

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