Protesting the national anthem has become a common trend among pro-level liberal athletes. Legendary boxer and grill master George Foreman met with Fox News to talk about these athletes and their behavior.
Foreman went on the “Offended America” podcast and said that ALL of the people who are refusing to stand up during the national anthem are simply looking for attention. Foreman stated, “I love America. They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who are patriotic.” He continued, “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
The talk of Kevin Durant stems from his recent statement about what he would do if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors were ever invited to the White House. The NBA star said he would not go.
Durant’s reasoning was, “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.” The question, of course, is why doesn’t he respect the president? What has President Trump done that caused him to lose respect?
Foreman went on to say in the interview that all of the athletes from his era appreciated the privileges they had been born into, or in some cases, ultimately obtained.
“We came in the era when we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on the colors, representing the United States,” Foreman said. He was talking about his time representing the United States in the Olympics.
There has been a rash of disrespect running throughout the NFL since Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem. It has turned into a sort of “trend,” even as all real meaning around the act has been lost.
According to Bleacher Report, multiple players for the Cleveland Browns knelt in protest of the national anthem during their game versus the New York Giants. This act has a lot of people scratching their heads.
What kind of message are they really hoping to convey by kneeling, and is it worth bringing politics into football? Football used to be a show of athleticism, not a forum for individual players’ political statements. Yet, since last season, football has been more political than ever.
When the topic changed to the president, Foreman had a strong message. He said that Trump is “a good president,” and from his tone, you could almost hear the annoyance in his voice over the people who are hating Trump because it is “trendy.”
It is refreshing that some athletes — retired or otherwise — see that President Trump is not the hate mongering racist that the Left pretends he is, not by a long shot.
We need more people standing up in solidarity with the president and against these coddled athletes who want to bad-mouth the president without understanding their own protest. If we cannot stand together and be proud of our country, what do we have left?
Hopefully, Foreman’s message reaches other athletes and people who support the president and stand for the national anthem. More need to speak out the way he did.