Taking a knee – 3/1 that an England player joins anti-Trump protest before Wembley match

The Donald has p***ed off the sporting world and they are not shy of letting him know about it…


As the ‘take a knee’ movement grows in the States, with President Donald Trump harnessing Twitter with his usual diplomatic aplomb, we’ve priced up whether an England player will join the protest before the Three Lions’ next game at Wembley.

And we make it just 3/1 that a member of Gareth Southgate’s starting XI kneels during God Save The Queen.

The action began with Colin Kaepernick in 2016, during the Barack Obama’s time in the White House, as then San Francisco 49er  began kneeling and sitting during the American national anthem in order to protest what he sees as social injustice against minorities in the United States.

That follows a weekend of protests in America, with Trump becoming embroiled in a public war of words with several sports stars.

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As a result, it’s now odds-on (2/5) that both Super Bowl teams have a player take the knee – an event Trump is 4/1 to attend.

It’s 33/1 that an NFL player is fired for their protests, as suggested by Trump – though that may rapidly reduce in price if he buys his own franchise (66/1).

Asked about the goings-on in the NFL spokesman Paddy Power said: “I don’t know if Trump has shares in Twitter, but his use of the social media platform appears to be single-handedly keeping it relevant.

“And you know he isn’t one to back down – so I wouldn’t rule out him buying an NFL or NBA franchise just to sack someone.”


2/5         Both Super Bowl teams to have a player kneel during the national anthem
3/1         An England player to take a knee before the Slovenia game
4/1         Trump to attend the 2017 Super Bowl
4/1         Golden State Warriors to visit the White House
8/1         Trump to attend a regular season NFL game this year
20/1       National Anthem to be scrapped from NFL game schedules
33/1       An NFL player to be officially fired as a result of the National Anthem protest
50/1       National Anthem to be scrapped from the 2017 Super Bowl
66/1       To confirm purchase of an NFL/NBA franchise before 2020


4/6         MLB
5/4         NHL
8/1         NBA
16/1       NFL
25/1       Premier League

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