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Odell hints his ‘dog peeing’ move was a jibe at Trump

Odell Beckham Jr has hinted that his colorful touchdown celebration, where he pretended to pee like a dog, was a jibe at Donald Trump after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a ‘son of a b***h’.

The New York Giants wide receiver had just scored the first points of the day against the Eagles on Monday, making a good fourth-quarter catch in the end zone, when he got down on all fours, lifted his leg, and pretended to pee.

‘I was in the end zone. I scored a touchdown,’ Beckham told the New York Daily News. ‘I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog.’

On Tuesday, Beckham responded to a tweet by CNN’s AJ Willingham, suggesting that his ‘”I’m a dog” display/comment was in reference to (Trump’s) “son of a b***h”‘ (i.e. dog) line?’

The New York Giants wide receiver had just scored the first points of the day against the Eagles on Monday, making a good fourth-quarter catch in the end zone, when he got down on all fours, lifted his leg, and pretended to pee

On Tuesday, Beckham responded to a tweet by CNN's AJ Willingham, suggesting that his '"I'm a dog" display/comment was in reference to (Trump's) "son of a b***h"' (i.e. dog) line?'

On Tuesday, Beckham responded to a tweet by CNN’s AJ Willingham, suggesting that his ‘”I’m a dog” display/comment was in reference to (Trump’s) “son of a b***h”‘ (i.e. dog) line?’

‘If u seen that , I have to tip my hat to u for thinkin outside the box,’ Beckham wrote back. ‘#URRIGHTONPOINT impressed.’

The stunt cost Beckham a 15-yard penalty during the game on Monday. 

‘I didn’t know if the rule book said you can’t hike your leg,’ he said. (The official) said I peed on somebody. So I was trying to find the imaginary ghost that I peed on, but I didn’t see him.

‘But either way it goes, you play football. I wear red and white. I don’t wear black and white with stripes on it. I don’t make calls. I just play football.’ 

The wide receiver scored again a couple of minutes later, but this time, he chose to celebrate the touchdown with a power fist salute.  

He hinted on Tuesday he'd pulled the stunt as a jibe at Donald Trump after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a 'son of a b***h'

He hinted on Tuesday he’d pulled the stunt as a jibe at Donald Trump after he called any player who failed to stand for the national anthem a ‘son of a b***h’

When asked why he had decided to get down on all fours, Beckham replied:'I'm a dog, so I acted like a dog'

When asked why he had decided to get down on all fours, Beckham replied:’I’m a dog, so I acted like a dog’

The childish stunt (pictured during the Sunday game) landed him a 15-yard penalty 

The childish stunt (pictured during the Sunday game) landed him a 15-yard penalty 

The wide receiver scored again a couple of minutes later, but this time, he chose to celebrate the touchdown with a power fist salute. 

The wide receiver scored again a couple of minutes later, but this time, he chose to celebrate the touchdown with a power fist salute. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of NFL players took the knee, locked arms or refused to turn up during the national anthem in defiance of Trump after he called for ‘disrespectful’ players who refused to stand ‘sons of b***hes’ that should be fired.

Players from both the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars were the first to protest by taking a knee ahead of their game at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday morning. No players were kneeling during the playing of God Save The Queen – the British national anthem. 

Oakland Athletics' Bruce Maxwell - the first major leaguer to take a knee after Trump's comments - continued the protest for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, kneeling during the anthem prior to the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell – the first major leaguer to take a knee after Trump’s comments – continued the protest for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, kneeling during the anthem prior to the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners

Some members of the Oakland Raiders sit on the bench during the national anthem on Sunday night .The whole team and the coaches were in solidarity, either sitting or linking arms during the singing

Some members of the Oakland Raiders sit on the bench during the national anthem on Sunday night .The whole team and the coaches were in solidarity, either sitting or linking arms during the singing

Terrance Smith #48, Eric Fisher #72, Demetrius Harris #84, and Cameron Erving #75 of the Kansas City Chiefs is seen taking a knee before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday afternoon

Terrance Smith #48, Eric Fisher #72, Demetrius Harris #84, and Cameron Erving #75 of the Kansas City Chiefs is seen taking a knee before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday afternoon

Jaguars owner Shad Khan (above) joined his players on the field on Sunday and was spotted linking arms with them in a show of unity. He donated $1 million to Trump¿s inauguration

Jaguars owner Shad Khan (above) joined his players on the field on Sunday and was spotted linking arms with them in a show of unity. He donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration

The defiance against Trump continued as games kicked off across the US with an unprecedented number of players kneeling and most teams in the early afternoon games locking arms in solidarity.

At least 20 Patriots players were spotted kneeling as Tom Brady linked arms with his teammates.

Pittsburgh Steelers players were absent from the sideline and remained in the locker room during the Star Spangled Banner. Alejandro Villanueva, who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers’ player to stand outside the tunnel for the anthem. 

The protest came after Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech at a rally in Alabama and a series of Saturday tweets drew sharp responses from some of the nation’s top athletes.

He said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.  

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right, with Trumo in April) says he is 'deeply disappointed by the tone' of President Donald Trump's comments. He is pictured above with Trump at the White House in April

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right, with Trumo in April) says he is ‘deeply disappointed by the tone’ of President Donald Trump’s comments. He is pictured above with Trump at the White House in April

‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say: ‘Get that son of a b****h off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,’ Trump said to loud applause.

In a tweet early Sunday morning, Trump wrote: ‘If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!’

Last week across the entire NFL, only four players knelt or sat, and two stood with their fists raised.

Since then several former Donald Trump allies have criticized his comments.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he was ‘disappointed’ and Rex Ryan, former coach of New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, said he was ‘p****d off’ over Trump’s comments. 

The protest continued through to Tuesday where scores players once again refused to stand for the national anthem. 

Oakland Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell – the first major leaguer to take a knee after Trump’s comments – continued the protest for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, kneeling during the anthem prior to the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners.

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