This may come as a shock to some but do you know many Americans do not know the actual title to the National Anthem? They actually think it’s called “The National Anthem”.
Do you know most Americans do not even know the lyrics to the song? Nor do they know who wrote it. Or why it was written. Most don’t even know there are more verses to the song than the one that they always hear.
I’m not writing this to give you a history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” but let’s look at the definition of the word “anthem” for a second:
a rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause.
a solemn patriotic song officially adopted by a country as an expression of national identity.
So if an “anthem” is supposed to be a song identified with a “particular group, body or cause” and used as “an expression of national identity”, what is the problem with athletes being able to kneel while it’s playing? They are only identifying it with a “particular cause”, or expression of protest. Which every person in America is entitled to. Including athletes. Shit, I’ve seen fat ass beer guzzling men woofing down hot dogs at baseball games during the National Anthem. Nobody bitched about them. And they weren’t standing, either.
So, what should we do about this “problem” that so many have with athletes taking a knee, sitting in the locker room, picking their noses, talking on their cell phones, doing whatever during the playing of the National Anthem? Well, SHITHOLE sounds like he wants to deport them. Sorry, SHITHOLE. But someone who can’t even put their hand over their heart during the National Anthem shouldn’t be telling others they don’t belong in this country for not standing during a song.
I do, however, have a couple of ideas: why don’t we ban the playing of the National Anthem. Then players can kneel all they want without all the bitching. The bitchers won’t get to hear their favorite song, but hey, if they’re going to the stadium to hear a song. they are there for the wrong show. It’s a game, not a concert.
Secondly, ban all guns. Period. Because if American athletes have to give up their rights to freedom, so should American gun owners.
At least athletes aren’t killing anyone by kneeling.