"The Atlanta NAACP will not be officially participating in a protest outside at the game".
Refuse Fascism ATL, another group, is also reportedly planning to protest the president's visit by taking "a knee against Trump" outside of CNN's world headquarters ahead of the kickoff.
NAACP Atlanta branch President Richard Rose said the group is urging people to wear white to the game and to wave white towels when President Donald Trump enters the stadium for the game. They plan to use the hashtag #AllTrumpsLies to highlight what they say are lies told by the USA president. It's something the people of Atlanta, which leans Democratic, haven't forgotten.
His visit comes nearly exactly a year after Trump tweeted that Atlanta is "horrible" and "crime infested", drawing heavy pushback from several local officials. "We respect those who choose to (physically protest), and we fully expect some groups who will be protesting outside the game".
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In response to the president's attacks past year, multiple coaches and players spoke out and players on several teams continued to kneel during the national anthem throughout their season.
The white was meant to mock the "snowflake" insult that Trump supporters have made against those who oppose the USA president.
Trump has also clashed with other professional sports players.
But in Atlanta, the two Southeastern Conference schools facing off are "in the heart of Trump country", according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump did, however, face political defeat last month when Republican Roy Moore lost the U.S. Senate race in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones, who was sworn into office Wednesday. But if he does, "he will probably respond in some manner, at 3 o'clock tomorrow morning", Rose said with a chuckle.