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Trump rants over NFL protests—while Puerto Rico lies in ruins

American football players are perfectly entitled to “take a knee” during the national anthem—the US still lets down people of colour

By Diane Roberts  

NFL players sit and kneel during the national anthem ahead of a game. Photo: Tom Rothenberg/Zuma Press/PA Images

Puerto Rico lies in ruins, White House advisers have reportedly been illicitly using private email servers for public business, the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare died last night, but Donald Trump is laser-focused on football. Some players have taken to displaying their displeasure with the way the United States treats people of colour by sitting down for the national anthem. Or taking a knee. Or lurking in the locker room until…

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