ESPN says they won’t air the National Anthem, so Donald and his supporters are hitting back hard.
Football season is back, and so is that annoying National Anthem debate.
Some argue that the players have a right to freedom of speech, while others say that people don’t have the right to protest at their place of employment.
But the president has made his feelings on the matter crystal clear:
Trump stated during a rally last year that those who kneel for the anthem should be fired from the NFL.
And the president has doubled down on those comments in recent days, criticizing the NFL for their decision to not air the national anthem on television.
The NFL is clearly hoping to bypass the anthem debate by not showing it at all, but the president and the American people aren’t having it.
Now, the president is calling on all patriots to join him in demanding that those who don’t appreciate our country face the consequences.
“After ESPN decided they weren’t going to broadcast the national anthem on ‘Monday Night Football,’ the Trump Make America Great Again Committee sent an email with a petition on the president’s behalf.
In the email, Trump called ESPN’s announcement a ‘spineless surrender to the politically correct liberal mob.’
‘Just after we heard a sitting governor trash America, ESPN has now decided it will no longer play the National Anthem before Monday Night Football,’ the email read.
‘If ‘America’ is too offensive for anyone in our country, then what are they doing in America?’”
"TELL ESPN: PLAY AMERICA’S ANTHEM!" pic.twitter.com/CnANRsEHVm
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) August 22, 2018
The petition calls for the NFL to begin playing the anthem again, and it’s hardly a controversial request.
Respect for the national anthem of your country should be a very basic concept: if you are unable to respect the land you live in, then you should leave. It’s that simple.
No country is perfect, and all nations have social issues. Some are worse than others, but America is by far the greatest nation in the world; that’s why so many want to come here.
There are people all around the world who are desperate for a chance to be a part of our greatness, while these protesters spit in the face of all those who love America.
If these NFL players are so displeased and so unhappy in the country that gave them their multi-million-dollar careers, fine:
Goodbye, good riddance, and don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.
Will you be signing the petition? Click below if you’re interested.