Millionaire athletes have disrespected America by kneeling during the national anthem.
And Football fans are fed up and wondering when someone in authority at the league or with a team would stand up for America.
One Hall of Fame quarterback shut down these anti-American football players with one tweet.
After Donald Trump called out NFL anthem protesters for not respecting the flag, NFL players across the league thumbed their noses at the President, the fans, the flag and the memory of veterans who died fighting under it by staging a mass protest last Sunday.
While the excessive display of anti-Americanism pleased the liberal sports media, it infuriated fans.
Fans across the league rained down boos on players – even the hometown favorites – when they refused to stand for the anthem.
League executives and owners were fearful of crossing their players so the fans felt the protesters pitted the paying customers against the players.
But Broncos Hall of Famer Quarterback John Elway – who is also the team President – tweeted out a message that he believes everyone should stand for the anthem.
“I’m one that believes in standing for the national anthem, and I’ve always believed that,” Elway said in the statement. “I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. We are very fortunate to live here, but it’s obviously not perfect. There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things. I’m one that really believes in standing for the flag. I understand the players and the way they felt from the comments that were made earlier in the week. They felt they had to go down and kneel and that’s up to them. Hopefully as we go forward we can start concentrating on football a little bit more. Take the politics out of football. But I think that last week was a good show of unity by the NFL and hopefully this week we can move forward.”
Standing up for the anthem has nothing to do with Donald Trump or whoever is President at the time.
Republican athletes stood for the anthem when Barack Obama was President because they have respect for the sacrifice by those who make the freedom to earn a living playing a game on Sunday possible.
Sports are supposed to be a unifying force. But Social justice warriors and race hustlers who want to turn the NFL into a political battleground through divisive protests have tarnished that image.
When John Elway said he wants to keep the politics out of football, millions of Americans are hoping he succeeds.