President Donald Trump attended the college football national championship game Monday night in Atlanta, and predictably, various protests and signs of opposition followed him, including one particularly blunt and vulgar expression by an Alabama player.
Running back Bo Scarbrough, the second-leading rusher for the Crimson Tide, was heard on camera yelling "F*** Trump!" as his team walked through the tunnel before the game.
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells “F— Trump” before tonight’s title game. https://t.co/RhuhRyNFHh— Sporting News (@Sporting News) 1515461397.0
Trump walked on the field before the national anthem, while the players were in the locker room (normal procedure for college football), so there was no opportunity for the kind of sideline protests that have taken place in the NFL the past few seasons.
The president stood on the field beside servicemen and women and and sang the national anthem with his hand over his heart, to a mix of cheers and boos. He left the game around halftime. Alabama won the game 26-23 in overtime.
Trump's appearance at the game was preceded by calls for protests from the NAACP, which called on fans to wave white towels to simulate a blizzard, saying "Trump supporters mockingly call the opposition snowflakes, but when we come together we create a mighty storm."