Redskins news: Josh Norman says Donald Trump is ‘not welcome in Washington’
The Washington Redskins are coming off a convincing 27-10 win over the visiting Oakland Raiders on Sunday night, improving to 2-1 for the season. As great as that victory was for the Redskins, though, one of their star players had more pressing matters that he wanted to talk about after the game.
Often-vocal cornerback Josh Norman couldn’t help but weigh in on the latest news regarding President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about how the NFL’s owners should fire players who’ve, in his opinion, disrespected the American flag and the National Anthem during pre-game festivities. The Washington Times’ Matthew Paras spoke with the former Pro Bowl selection, who didn’t hold back any punches while dishing out a somewhat ironic take on the POTUS:
Norman on Trump: "He's not welcome in Washington"
— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 25, 2017
Apart from saying that Trump does not belong in D.C., Norman also went into greater detail during his post-game interview regarding his personal encounters and grievances on the racial issues stemming from Trump’s actions, which led to him questioning his own identity as an American.
Via Redskins insider JP Finlay:
An emotional Josh Norman reacts to Trumps latest comments. "Am I American?" Watch the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/7XBnRGIXSV
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 25, 2017
Norman is not alone in firing back at Trump’s latest initiative to promote patriotism in a rather misguided way. Most if, not all, NFL teams took a stand against Trump in one form or another in Week 3, with about 100 players either opting to bend a knee or lock arms during the national anthem. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans even went as far as skipping out on the national anthem ceremony altogether by remaining in their respective locker rooms.
There aren’t a lot of fans who take Norman’s post-game interviews seriously, but those were in relation to the games he played and the wide receivers he’d been matched up with. But, this time around, given all the racial tension in the United States, the 29-year-old defender seems to be defending not only for the ‘Skins on the gridiron, but for the rights of the American populace as a whole.