Jets RB Matt Forte and T Kelvin Beachum were among NFL players who retweeted posts criticizing President Trump's comments on Friday about NFL players who kneel for the national anthem.
Trump encouraged NFL owners at a rally on Friday to tell players who kneel for the anthem that they should be fired.
Forte also tweeted in support of Packers TE Martellus Bennett, who has been vocal in defense of players' rights to express themselves.
Among Beachum's tweets included his response to the NFL's statement regarding Trump's comments.
Exactly 🙄🙄 https://t.co/GwWXvRVMbU
- Kelvin Beachum (@KelvinBeachumJr) September 23, 2017
Beachum also retweeted a wide range of news surrounding the president's other comments about professional athletes, with posts about the president's decision to rescind a White House invitation to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who already indicated he would not be participating in a visit.
Neither Jets' acting owner Christopher Johnson nor his brother, Woody Johnson, have responded to Trump's comments. Several NFL owners have offered statements defending players' rights.