Man uploads Facebook video of himself burning Jaguars shirt

A Facebook user who says he lives in Jacksonville uploaded a video that shows a man burning a Jaguars shirt.

The man, under the name Mitchell Cooksey, could be seen holding a framed American flag immediately after he burns the shirt.

The man says he had to upload the video after his first attempt was blocked by Facebook.

In a previous post, the man uploaded a photo of himself holding the same flag in front of a gravestone, with this caption:

Hey you bunch of (expletive) NFL owners and players. How many of these flags do you have. My guess is none! This is my granddaddy's flag that I never got to meet cause he was gassed by the Germans and died fighting for our freedoms.

How dare you tread on that sacred ground and disrespect him or that flag. Beware you bunch of clowns cause you may awaken the sleeping giant that sits idle and watches from afar.....

In the video uploaded Monday, the man was quoted as saying: “Hey, you, [Jaguars owner Shad Khan] and all you [expletive] NFL owners! Look, here’s what we think. Let’s get this thing going.”

He then sets the shirt on fire and throws it on the ground:

The action comes after several Jacksonville Jaguars players kneeled during the national anthem before the team's 44-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at London's Wembley Stadium.

The move angered scores of Jaguars fans

Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement during the game. He expressed his support for his team and called Trump's remarks "devisive" and "contentious."

Trump's comments that spurred controversy started Friday during a rally in Alabama where he remarked on the ongoing trend of NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired,'" Trump said.

Many NFL players kneeled during the national anthem during various games Sunday, with several teams opting to stay in the locker room during the rendition.

NFL players and teams, including the Jaguars, responded Sunday to comments from the president over the weekend. Fans reacted in response to players and teams demonstrating, like this former Jaguars fan. Read more:

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, September 25, 2017