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Trump stands for national anthem at NCAA game; Alabama player heard saying ‘F— Trump’

President Trump brought his fight against national anthem-kneelers to the field of the NCAA championship football game in Atlanta on Monday evening, stand up and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Meanwhile, one Alabama player — identified as running back Bo Scarbrough — was heard wailing ‘F— Trump’ before video games, Sporting News reported, showing video of the team apparently marching off the field after pregame warmups.


Trump was announced to a varied combination of applauds and jeerings as he entered the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a dark suit and red hog-tie. Waving and smiling to the crowd of thousands of people, Trump ambled onto the field to hear the Zac Brown Band sing the anthem.

With his right hand on his nerve, Trump smiled and occasionally sang together with the band.

President Trump attended the NCAA championship game in Atlanta on Monday, standing for the National Anthem prior to the start of the game. ( AP)

Both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide abode back in the locker chamber as the anthem played, which is common among college football teams. They stormed the field shortly afterwards.

But Trump left the game before rapper Kendrick Lamar started his halftime performance nearby.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough, seen here in December, reportedly wailed ‘F— Trump’ before video games. ( Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports, File)

Plans for the president’s inspect had been met with criticism from the NAACP.

Atlanta’s NAACP chapter said on its Facebook page that fans within the stadium for the College Football Playoff title should send Trump a message by waving lily-white towels “simulating a blizzard.”

“We will not let the President’s visit go without a answer. If you are lucky enough to attend the game, we are in favour of you to bring a lily-white towel to wave simulating a blizzard while the president is in the jam-packed stadium, ” the group said. “Trump advocates mockingly call the opposition snowflakes, but when we come together we create a mighty storm.”

Trump’s appearance at video games followed a speech he committed in Nashville earlier Monday to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention.

“In every decision we attain, “weve been” honoring America’s proud agriculture legacy, ” the president said during the occurrence touting his administration’s accomplishments. The “American reverie, ” the president said, “is roaring back to life.”