Sherman: League showed 'we will not be bullied by the President of the United States'

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says last week was a "pivotal moment" for the league to show it will not be bullied by President Donald Trump.

"We are just trying to make people more aware of the issues out there, the injustice and inequality out there. And I think we did that," said Sherman. "I think that some people are happy to miss that message because it has little to no effect on them."

"We're making sure that people understand that this world is for everybody. We're all Americans," said Sherman. "I think sometimes our president gets into the 'we' and 'them' kind of conversations, and sometimes you wonder who is 'we' and who is 'them?'"

"I think when you are the President of the United States and you are talking about fellow Americans, you always have to say "we" or you become divisive," he said.

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