Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Monday condemned athletes protesting police violence against African Americans.
The former Republican Presidential contender tweeted…”to all the athletes who have made millions in America’s freedom: stop insulting our flag, our nation, our heroes.”
The protests began when San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for “the Star-Spangled Banner.”
Now other players on NFL teams are doing it.
In a second tweet, Cruz fired back at ESPN Basketball Commentator Jalen Rose, who saluted the players saying…”here’s a peaceful protest: never buy another shoe, shirt, or jersey of rich spoiled athletes who dishonor our flag.”
Cruz also retweeted a tweet from supermodel Kate Upton calling the protests “unacceptable.”