With one devastating proclamation, the Governor of South Carolina has just destroyed the NFL by declaring Super Bowl Sunday to be “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday,” even as the National Football League continues to re-fashion itself as the anti-American football league.
South Carolina’s Republican Governor Henry McMaster has waded into the national anthem debate by taking to Twitter to issue his proclamation.
“I ask that all South Carolinians show the world our state’s resolute commitment to supporting our troops by standing for the national anthem wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday,” McMaster wrote on Wednesday.
Along with his tweet, Gov. McMaster attached an image of his proclamation making Sunday “Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.”
McMaster is, of course, slamming the NFL for its now two seasons of protests by petulant, ungrateful millionaire football players who have protested against the flag, our history and country, as well as our first responders and soldiers by refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem at the start of games.
The protests started back in the 2016 season when now former San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided that he hates the country so much that he could not honor the USA during the national anthem.
And before you reject that characterization of Kaepernick’s protests, that is exactly what he said of his effort. He said he could not honor this country.
This is what Kaepernick said of his protests in August of 2016:
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder
So, there you have it. In his own words, he told us he couldn’t stand up for the flag or the country.
So, don’t fall for the revisionism by those making excuses for the protests. These protests are set to occur during the song that pays homage to this great nation, and the inventor of the protests was counting on just that to erect the platform for his stand against the United States of America.
The NFL is quickly becoming the anti-American game.
To cement that stance against America, the league recently rejected a Super Bowl ad from the veterans group AMVETS. Why did the NFL reject the ad? Because part of the ad urged people to honor the country by standing for the national anthem.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]