We are well aware that some of you want to be pissed off about this. That you equate sitting for the National Anthem as some form of disrespect toward people who fought in wars. But the reality is, those people who fought in wars wanted to protect, not a flag or an anthem, but a way of life. And part of that way of life is free speech. But those of you who are pissed off only enjoy the right of free speech when you or someone else says something that you believe in. You don’t like when someone else expresses an opinion or says or does something that personally offends you.
And that makes you a fucking hypocrite.
We’ve heard the “if you don’t like it, leave” bullshit.
I’ll tell those people what. No one is leaving. Do you know why no one is leaving?
Because one of the rights people have here is freedom. Freedom to protest. Freedom to express their opinions. Freedom to say what they want.
So the next person who says someone fought for a song or a flag, can go and fuck off. People fight for rights. They fight for country. They fight for a way of life.
Mostly, they fight so some other asshole doesn’t take away what they have. And what they have ain’t a flag or a goddam song.
But, if you want to be pissed, go right ahead. It’s your inalienable right.
See that? Rights.
The Green Bay Packers who sat for the National Anthem on Sunday were Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Kevin King.
Kendricks actually released a statement about his decision.
We applaud individuals who stand up for themselves and what they believe in. Agree with it or not, this is the country we live in. And if you don’t like that, then maybe you should leave.
And let’s be honest. What would you hypocrites have done if Aaron Rodgers sat or kneeled for the National Anthem? Most of you would have thought it was okay. And the rest of you are just backwards hillbillies — you’d fit in just fine with Vikings fans. Maybe consider a change.