Jets captain Blake Wheeler calls out Donald Trump on Twitter

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler (26). (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler has called out U.S. President Donald Trump after his comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Friday that he believed any NFL player that kneeled during the national anthem is “ruining the game” and should be “fired.”

Wheeler, who is from Plymouth, Minn., is just the latest professional athlete to speak out against the U.S. president’s comments. LeBron James, Steph Curry and Richard Sherman are just some of the athletes who have spoken out so far.

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