Could it be that Trump was simply reflecting what 100 million Americans think about paying to be insulted by millionaire players? The NFL used to be an escape or oasis from the daily political badgering in the main stream media.
So the owner of the Patriots cannot figure this out? The NFL has passed the high water mark in attendance and public interest, and on its way out.
The owners and players will continue to blame everyone but themselves. Hate and stupidity are not the basis for economic success.