Over the past few weeks, hundreds of NFL players have been taking a knee during the national anthem to protest against racial inequality and President Donald Trump. Now, conservative patriots are fighting back in a huge way.
Breitbart reported that the group Main Street Patriots is calling on all Americans to participate in a massive boycott of NFL games over Veteran’s Day weekend. This boycott is meant to send a message about the importance of standing and saluting during the playing of the national anthem at NFL football games.
“I have watched professional football since the time there were two separate leagues – AFL and NFL in the late 60’s,” said Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the group. “Sports has always been an arena where we are united in support of our favorite teams.”
“We are not Democrats or Republicans, we are simply fans,” Dooley continued, adding that the NFL players are “seeking to change that by attempting to shove their political views down the throats of fans.”
She went on to say that she hopes people will fly flags everywhere over the weekend and on Veterans Day — even if it’s not in an NFL stadium.
“I urge patriotic Americans to exercise their First Amendment rights and boycott the NFL and their sponsors,” Dooley concluded.
“Flags Across America symbolizes Americans coming together and showing respect and honor to our nation’s flag and the freedom and liberty it symbolizes to the world,” co-founder Ralph King said. “It is also to honor the veterans that fought and died so we can maintain that freedom and liberty.”
“The U.S. flag and the freedom for which it stands, at levels never before witnessed in our country, is under constant attack from the Left and now pampered sports figures,” King added. “We cannot allow these attacks to go unanswered. Now is the time to be united standing in defense and proper recognition of Old Glory.”
This comes days after the NFL announced that it would not be stopping players from kneeling during the anthem. With these protests, NFL players are showing just how cocky and out of touch they are with what real Americans are feeling. By kneeling during the national anthem, they are disrespecting the people who have fought and died for this flag, which is completely unacceptable.
We can’t allow the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans to be disrespected in this manner! SHARE this story if you support this boycott!