Giants DE Olivier Vernon was the subject of a tweet from President Donald Trump last week in response to his kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice, and Vernon didn't really care much.
"I didn't really pay attention to it," Vernon said, via Jordan Ranaan of ESPN. "So, I don't have [a reaction]." He added that he didn't have anything to say.
Trump, responding to a tweet of which Vernon kneeling was the subject, said: "Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss!"
Regarding fans who have been verbally abusing him over his silent protest, Vernon said they can stay home.
"You hear 'coward' and 'stand up' and 'disgrace,'' Vernon said, according to the NY Post. "It's fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, you're going to be all right. They have a right. Oh yeah, I hear it all the time. If they don't like it, don't come to the game.''
"I'm fine where I'm at right now," Vernon added. "Ain't nothing wrong with feeling bad for what you believe in. What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. I stand behind my beliefs.''