Rex Ryan on President Donald Trump's comments: 'I'm pissed off'

Ryan, an ardent supporter of President Trump, says his recent remarks that anthem protesters should be fired "are appalling to me."

While Ryan had was a staunch supporter of US President Donald Trump, he has voiced his dissent over the latter's remarks about the national anthem protesters in the NFL.   -  Getty Images

Rex Ryan has made it clear in recent months he is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. In late July, he told reporters, "I think anybody who is against him now is against our country. Without question, I'm proud to be a proud supporter of Donald Trump."

But Trump's controversial remarks Friday, calling national anthem protesters in the NFL "sons of b—" and saying they should be "fired," have angered the former NFL coach and current NFL broadcaster.

 

"I'm pissed off," Ryan said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." "I supported Donald Trump. [These comments] are appalling to me... I never signed up for that.

"I'm reading these comments and it's appalling to me. Calling our players SOBs and all that kind of stuff. That's not the men that I know. The men that I know in the locker room I'm proud of. I'm proud to be associated with those people."