WATCH: Jesse Jackson Compares Playing for NFL & NBA to ‘Picking Cotton’

As the national anthem controversy is now spreading from the NFL to the MLB and the NBA, Fox Sports 1 decided to interview civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson during their show Undisputed on the growing debate.


Jackson immediately attacked Trump for his ‘sons of b**ches,’ comment on the said kneelers and pointed his fury on the NFL too.


“To go from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress,” Jackson said.

The civil rights activist said the NFL is pushing “workplace harassment” and “illegal” activity by not guaranteeing players a full contract, and rather giving owners the ability to fire the protesters from their position without having to pay out the remainder of the player’s contract.

Watch the chaos below:

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