President Trump has had a long standing feud with the NFL over the fact that so many players have disrespected the country and the flag by politicizing the sport and kneeling for the National Anthem.
All of this got started thanks to failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and has spread to practically every professional sport in existence.
The president conducted an interview with Fox Sports Radio where he made it clear that he hoped the NFL season didn’t happen if the players weren’t going to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
via Washington Examiner:
“Well, they want to open, and they want to open badly, and they’ve been working with government,” he said. “And I would say this, if they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that, I want to see them open, and we’re doing everything possible for getting them open, and they can protest in other ways. They shouldn’t protest our flag or our country.”
The league is expected to host the season opener in less than a month. Several players have opted out of the upcoming season over concerns about spreading the coronavirus.
Many athletes are expected to kneel during this upcoming season after the issue of racial injustice was thrust back into the country’s spotlight following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Is there nothing sacred anymore? Why can’t we have sports without politics? Does everything have to have some sort of cause or political angle? Used to be folks of all political stripes could turn on a sports game and become united for a brief moment in time by support for their favorite teams.
Now the left has destroyed that too. Totally despicable.
And of course, kneeling for the anthem is a disgrace to those who gave their lives to preserve our liberty and way of life from those who seek to destroy it.
It’s time to grow up and find a different way to protest.