What a time to be in Washington, huh? That’s where the Raiders are today, getting prepped for their Sunday night game. In case you’ve been under a rock today, the NFL world is aflame after one Donald J Trump decided on Friday to go after the NFL and it’s players.
In a rally in Alabama, Trump got the crowd riled up by saying players kneeling for the National Anthem should be fired and specifically “get that son of a bitch off the field right now.”
Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters "get that son of a bitch off the field right now" pic.twitter.com/gq4EH3lNoY— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 23, 2017
Naturally, NFL players didn’t respond positively to it AT ALL and proceeded to drag Trump on Twitter the likes of which we have never seen.
So far the Raiders players, however, have been relatively silent. That is, except for punter Marquette King.
King was already saying he was headed to the White House today while the team is in town. He asked his followers if he should punt the football while he was there. The response was overwhelmingly yes.
Should I punt a football at the White House this weekend?— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) September 22, 2017
His plans may have changed a bit come Saturday. Not just because of Trump’s inflammatory language against NFL players, but because come Saturday morning, Trump went after the big meany Stephen Curry for hedging on whether he and his Golden State Warrior teammates wanted to visit the White House as NBA Championship teams always do.
Trump took to twitter to, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr said “break up with us before we could break up with him.”
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
So, King decided to punt at the white house in a different way.
He stood outside the White House holding up a sign that read “Looks like this ‘Son of a bitch’ revoked by invitation too!” directed at Curry.
Well played, Marquette.