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Donald Trump had relaunched his ridiculous crusade against African-American NFL players following Colin Kaepernick’s appearance on Nike’s new campaign ad. Furious that Kaepernick was getting positive attention for his tireless peaceful protests for social justice issues, Trump attacked the ad and resumed his battle against players who refused to stand for the National Anthem — and today, Trump is going to have a hell of a lot more to be mad about.

On Sunday, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson sent a major ‘f*ck you’ to Trump when they became the first players to take a knee during the National Anthem this season. This came after Trump’s disgusting tweet, lashing out about about the peaceful protests and the fact that the NFL would not have a new policy on anthem protests. Trump tweeted:

Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!

Completely disregarding the president’s little temper tantrum, Stills and Wilson knelt while defensive end Robert Quinn raised a fist as the National Anthem, acting in solidarity with Kaepernick and other players who had protested. And Kaepernick noticed:

Stills has stood against the president before. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Stills said:

No one wants this added stress or added negativity or hatred coming toward them. We truly just want to use our platform to say, hey, we’ve got issues going on, how can we all get involved to work together.”

Stills also said he would not participate in the anthem unless NFL players Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who protested with Kaepernick, were allowed to play again. The New York Times wrote:

Only if they return to the field will he consider standing during the national anthem.”

In support of his fellow athletes, Reid also tweeted about Stills and Wilson, using Kaepernick’s message:

This is going to set the president off like nothing else.