The league will review Trump’s remarks about NFL players protesting during the national anthem, league spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday.
Aiellos remarks come after Trump said the protests were “unpatriotic” and “disrespectful” and urged owners to fire players who kneel during the anthem.
Trump has also been critical of players who have been arrested during the protests, which have grown since the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
“The players should be playing the game the way they were born, and they should not be kneeling,” Trump said in August.
“They should be getting the money they deserve.”
In the past, Trump has been vocal about the protests and called for owners to publicly fire players if they didn’t kneel.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out.
He’s fired,'” Trump said during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in August 2016.
“You know, some owners will stand up and say, you know, we’ll look into it.
But we’re going to have to find out.”