Published on 24 Sep 2017 Sections ,

NFL players defy Trump as U.S anthem protest spreads

Correspondent

President Trump has come under more fire at home after he repeated criticism of sports stars who kneeled in protest during the US national anthem.

In a speech and tweet the President said American football players who knelt to highlight the treatment of black Americans should be fired for disrespecting the flag.

But today more than 20 players from two NFL clubs defied their President by kneeling at a match held at Wembley Stadium.