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Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" at the Writers Guild Theater on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Diddy said he wants to launch a football league to rival the NFL


Rapper Diddy says he wants to launch a football organization capable of rivaling the National Football League (NFL).

“I did have a dream to own a nfl team but after this post my DREAM IS TO OWN OUR OWN LEAGUE,” he wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “WHERE YOU CAN BE YOURSELF.”

“Have a retirement plan,” Diddy continued. “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!!!!! Sell me the NFL NOW!!!! #f—kthat #takedat AND FOR THE RECORD IM NOT EVEN MAD. ITS OUR FAULT FOR NOT HAVING THE COURAGE OUR ANCESTORS HAD!!!!! Maaaaaaan!!!! #TAKEDAT AGAIN.”

Diddy was responding to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s Tuesday letter to the league’s teams about its ongoing national anthem protests.

“Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem,” he wrote. “It is an important moment in our game.”

“The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues,” Goodell added.

A timeline of the NFL anthem protests
It all began when Colin Kaepernick chose to remain seated.
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“Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week’s League meeting.”

The NFL is grappling with how best to address the scores of coaches, executives and players who have recently knelt during the national anthem.

President Trump last month called on the NFL to fire employees performing the move, which he argues disrespects America and its flag.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the trend of kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest America’s racial injustice.

We asked veterans how they really feel about the NFL anthem protests.

We asked veterans how they really feel about the NFL anthem protests

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