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Cupcake company faces online backlash after this NFL protest tweet

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A cupcake company is facing backlash on social media from those upset over one tweet that appeared to support the NFL protests during the national anthem. The tweet received some support, with more than 1,000 retweets and 8,000 "favorites." (2012 file photo/Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)

A cupcake company is facing backlash on social media from those upset over one tweet that appeared to support the NFL protests during the national anthem.

What did they say?

The tweet was a simple cupcake arrangement that spelt "take a knee," with a football decoration.

The tweet was in apparent reference to those NFL players who protested during the national anthem to speak out against what they perceive as racial disparity in law enforcement.

How did people respond?

While the tweet received some support, with more than 1,000 retweets and 8,000 "favorites" from their more than 150,00 followers, others were offended at their support of what was seen by some as anti-police and anti-American movement.

But others supported the company for their advocacy.

The protests that began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caught fire on Sunday when President Donald Trump criticized anyone protesting and used an expletive for emphasis. Every single team in the NFL had some kind of response to the comments, with most allowing players to sit or take a knee, and just a few standing in unison.

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