Michael Rapaport is not taking the NFL’s new rule regarding protests sitting down.
He just might, however, take a knee to express his disappointment.
Actor and podcaster Rapaport took to social media on Wednesday to rail against the newly minted rule, which will no longer allow players to kneel on the field during the national anthem.
In an impassioned video post, Rapaport deemed the new rule “some motherf—ing bulls—.”
He also questioned the NFL’s motives for instituting the policy change, as well as Donald Trump’s criticism of players who have taken a knee in protest.
In the video, “Atypical” star Rapaport posited that had former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ignited the debate in 2016 by refusing to stand while the national anthem was played before games in protest against racial injustice, had chosen another cause to champion, the rule would not have been put in place.
“If Kaepernick’s initial protest was about something like, I don’t know, school shootings in the United States, or homelessness in Washington, D.C., or the amount of stray dogs there are in this country, would any of this s— be happening?” Rapaport asked.
“The NFL put these rules in and D—stain Donald Trump said, ‘Get off the field, you son of a bitch’ not because people are protesting, it’s because what they are protesting,” Rapaport theorized.
“Some motherf—ing bulls—,” Rapaport concluded.
Watch the video below.
New Rule Alert!#TheNFL
– MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) May 23, 2018