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Boss moves: Diddy wants to buy the NFL


SEAN 'DIDDY' Combs has revealed that he hopes to purchase the America's National Football League (NFL) so players will have the freedom to protest.

The mega-mogul feels strongly about athletes being allowed to express themselves by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem if they so desire, and was incensed by reports this week, suggesting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had sent a memo to all team owners encouraging them to have their players and staff stand for the pre-game ceremony.

In addition, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sparked controversy when he said he'd bench any of his players who disrespect the flag.

Diddy commented on this via Instagram on Tuesday (Oct 11) to announce his desire to purchase the entire NFL.

"I did have a dream to own a nfl team (sic) but after this post my DREAM IS TO OWN OUR OWN LEAGUE," he wrote. "WHERE YOU CAN BE YOURSELF. Have a retirement plan. Have the freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!!!!!

"New dream alert!!!!!" he added. "Sell me the NFL NOW!!!!"

The comments made by Diddy, who was recently named Forbes magazine's highest-paid hip-hop artist of 2017 with a reported net worth of $820 million, emerged hours before NFL representatives clarified the claims insisting no such order about the national anthem was given, explaining that league officials are planning to meet with team owners to discuss how best to deal with the ongoing protests next week.


Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem in 2016 to draw attention to racial discrimination and acts of police brutality.

The protest caught on among other players in the NFL, but the topic hit headlines again recently after U.S. President Donald Trump called for any player who refused to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner be fired by NFL team owners, branding anyone who took a knee "a son of a b**ch".

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