Hip-hop mogul Diddy has made a proposal the NFL must be sold to him amid the ongoing controversy that sparked after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season as part of a protest against police brutality. In his Twitter rant, Diddy said that players would be able to express their beliefs without issue if he ran the NFL.

Diddy, who was born in Harlem and was raised in Mount Vernon, New York, has a net worth of $820 million. An NFL team, on average, costs about $1 billion to purchase, with the Dallas Cowboys being the highest-valued at $4.2 billion, according to reports.

After Diddy offered to buy the NFL, Twitter could not help but react.

 

The NFL has continued to make headlines the past two seasons as players kneeled during the national anthem as a form of peaceful protest, something started by Kaepernick. 

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the NFL should have suspended Kaepernick for kneeling during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again," Trump told host Sean Hannity in Harrisburg. "They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem."

On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners that he believed players should stand for the national anthem, adding that the league would consider a rule change requiring players to stand. 

"I will tell you," Trump told Hannity, "you cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem, you cannot do that."

This is not the first time the president said something like this, last month Trump said during a rally in Alabama that any player who disrespects the flag should be "fired" by his team. Trump's remarks sparked protests from several other players.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right now, out,'" Trump said. "For a week, (that owner would) be the most popular person in this country. Because that's a total disrespect of our heritage. That's a total disrespect for everything we stand for.”

Last year, Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in free agency and has yet to be picked up by a team. 

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in August 2016. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Kaepernick would no longer protest if a team decided to hire him. A segment on "The NFL Today" between CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora and anchor James Brown led to reports that the former quarterback would give up protesting the national anthem in exchange for a potential position on an NFL roster.

Later, La Canfora attempted to clear things up in a series of tweet relaying the previous reporting. 

Kaepernick also responded to the rumors by simply posting a quote he attributed to Winston S. Churchill.

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston S. Churchill," he tweeted.