Sherman: Trump's behavior is 'unacceptable,' must be condemned

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Joe Nicholson / USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman is one of the NFL's most outspoken players, and the Seattle Seahawks' star cornerback has come to the league's - and its players - defense following criticism by President Donald Trump regarding protests during the national anthem.

In a tweet Saturday, Sherman described Trump's behavior as "unacceptable" and called for all to "condemn" him:

Trump said NFL owners should fire any players who opt to protest during the "Star-Spangled Banner" at a rally Friday in Huntsville, Ala.

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Sherman also defended the NBA's Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors' superstar guard said Friday he'd vote against a White House visit, leading Trump to withdraw the team's invitation Saturday (though head coach Steve Kerr said the Trump administration hasn't actually invited the Warriors for a visit).

Sherman pointed to Tom Brady opting not to visit Trump due to personal reasons following the New England Patriots' win in Super Bowl LI.

Trump's comments have drawn harsh responses from around the league, including commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association director DeMaurice Smith, and a host of NFL players.

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