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Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

The tumult in the sports world continued Monday after President Trump's incendiary remarks criticizing NFL players who have protested racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem. While the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals showed solidarity with the protesters before their Monday night football game, NASCAR figures and Olympic athletes also weighed in.

The president had targeted the NFL and, to a lesser extent, the NBA but on Monday he praised professional racing, , "So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting

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