ORCHARD PARK, NY – In lieu of his controversial remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem, it appears that President Donald Trump has lost at least one supporter. Former Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who made his support of Trump known when he introduced the then Republican candidate at a rally last April, expressed outrage over the Commander-in-Chief’s recent comments.

“I’m pissed off, to be honest with you,” Ryan said during the opening segment of ESPN’s NFL Countdown. “I supported Donald Trump. When he asked me to introduce him at a rally in Buffalo, I did that, but I’m reading these comments and it’s appalling to me and I’m sure it’s appalling to almost any citizen in our country.”

Speaking at a rally in Alabama on Friday, President Trump spoke out against the quality of NFL games today and ripped players who choose to take a knee or protest the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness for racial injustice.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired!’ Trump asserted. “That guy disrespects out flag; he’s fired.”

He doubled-down on those comments on Sunday morning with a pair of Tweets, stating that NFL ratings are down because fans won’t stand for players disrespecting the flag, adding that the NFL should back the United States.

At that rally in April of 2016, Ryan expressed great admiration for Trump, particularly for his willingness to speak his mind.

“There’s so many things I admire about Mr. Trump, but one thing I really admire about him is, you know what, he’ll say what’s on his mind,” Ryan said. “So many times you’ll see people, a lot of people want to say the same thing. But there’s a big difference; they don’t have the courage to say it. And Donald Trump certainly has the courage to say it, and that’s what I respect about him.”

Naturally, it took Trump attacking something Ryan cares about – football – for the former coach, turned analyst to change his opinion on the man he once supported.

“Calling our players SOBs and all that stuff, that’s not the men that I know. Men that I know in the locker room; I’m proud to be associated with those people. I apologize for being pissed off, but guess what, that’s it. Because right away, I’m associated with what Donald Trump stands for and all that because I introduced him. I never signed up for that. I never wanted that.”

It’s unclear what exactly Ryan thought he was signing up for.

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