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Donald Trump pleased with NFL "anger"

US President Donald Trump praises the "great anger" of NFL fans as the national anthem controversy rumbles on.

US President Donald Trump has praised the "great anger" shown by NFL fans over the weekend amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the national anthem.

More than 200 players, coaches and owners kneeled or boycotted pre-game performances of the anthem over the weekend as a mark of protest for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Trump has accused protesting players of "disrespecting" the country with their actions and has called upon fans to boycott games and owners to fire any "son of a bitch" that protests in future.

Last night the entire Dallas Cowboys team took to their knees ahead of their game at the Arizona Cardinals, prompting boos from around the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Taking to Twitter today, Trump wrote: "Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!

"The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was loudest I have ever heard. Great anger.

"But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country!"

NBA star LeBron James has hit out at Trump for his comments, suggesting that the protest may find its way to the NBA this season.

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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