While multiple NFL owners stood in solidarity with their players on Sunday in protests against President Donald Trump’s attacks, none came under the more scrutiny and criticism than the league’s sole Muslim — and non-white — billionaire owner, Shahid Khan.
With his team playing in London’s Wembley Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens, Khan got an early jump on the other owners, appearing on the sideline, linking arms with his players during the national anthem.
Khan’s ethnicity, as one might expect, was immediately singled out by fans of Trump who has based his administration on hostility to immigrants, with one “patriotic” Twitter user tweeting, “Trump is patriotic, Khan is not.”
Here are some some choice comments below:
— JobsCalifornia (@California_hire) September 24, 2017
Pakistani immigrant billionaire owner of Jaguars should be grateful to America for his wealth. Prefers fellow Pak Muslim London Mayor Khan
— Drive Them Out (@thesyrianrebels) September 24, 2017
Jaguars owner Shahid Khan joins in on NFL's protests….via @USATODAY..
Of course Khan protests…he's ( Muslim) part of our U.S. problem!
— Barbara Stevens (@Barbara97823378) September 24, 2017
— joe digma (@joedigm) September 24, 2017
— Braden Bridges (@yummyfish) September 24, 2017
The one NFL owner who joins the anthem protests?
A Muslim immigrant. Figures😏https://t.co/NpL50pvszl
— Mensans for USA (@Mensans4USA) September 24, 2017
shad khan is an antiamerican muslim! Stop islamization of America.
— Alberto (@Albert0ne73) September 24, 2017
@Jaguars OWNER – Shahid Khan – YES – A WHINY LITTLE muslim – HAS A NET WORTH OF $8.5 BILLION
LET'S MAKE HIM PENNILESS@NFL
— cmdorsey #BENGHAZI (@cmdorsey) September 24, 2017
wondering if Shad Khan is radical Muslim
— Vana (@onomaru1) September 24, 2017
He stood in protest, to play both sides. He bashed Trump for being racist when Trump proposed Muslim ban. Trump is patriotic, Khan is not
— Montana-Max (@Montana_Max_) September 24, 2017