Hollywood action movie-star Steven Seagal weighed in on the recent NFL protests involving players who took a knee during the national anthem.
Seagal is not happy with what he saw.
In a live interview in Moscow with British journalist Piers Morgan on ITV’s "Good Morning Britain" show, the actor said he believed in free speech but not the "disgusting" NFL protests.
Seagal added, “I think it’s outrageous, I think it’s a joke, it’s disgusting. I respect the American flag. I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it’s an outrage," he said.
Seagal, who recently became a Russian citizen then gave his views on U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I think that we have a really unfortunate situation in the sense that even though he was democratically elected, there are so many people out there that don’t think that’s the case. We have a ton of enemies within" he told "Good Morning Britain."
Seagal's comments soon made it into the top 10 trending topics list on Twitter.
You can watch the whole interview below.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Tuesday called for a total end of federal government support for the NFL as players continued to disrespectfully kneel in protest.
“That would include the termination of any and all advertising that is done on behalf of the federal government—military and nonmilitary—to the extent we do any,” Brooks said.
Brooks is the U.S. representative for Alabama’s 5th district and a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
“The same thing with any other professional sport that insults our country and our flag and our anthem as the NFL has done,” he told Breitbart News.
The Jets got paid a total of $337,000 between 2011 and 2014.
The money increases to $5.4 million when calculating the overall amount the Defense Department paid to 14 NFL teams during that time. Out of that amount, $5.3 million was paid by the National Guard to 11 teams under similar contracts, according to NJ.com.
Brooks reaffirmed his comments on Twitter and drafted a letter to Trump urging him to honor the American flag and anthem “by stopping all Department of Defense and federal government support” for all professional sports teams that “display disrespect” for our flag and national anthem.