Steve Bannon on NFL Kneeling for National Anthem: ‘What Would’ Pilgrims, American Revolution Fighters ‘Think of Us?’

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: New Orleans Saints players and team kneel prior to the NFL match between New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on October 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daly that he wonders what the Pilgrims and American Revolution freedom fighters would think if they saw NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, but standing for Britain’s anthem God Save the Queen.

In the radio interview, Bannon explained how his final straw with the NFL had come after three members of the Miami Dolphins knelt for the national anthem, but remained standing when God Save the Queen was played.

Similarly, the New Orleans Saints kneeled before the national anthem was played, but did not do the same before the British national anthem.

“When they stood for God Save the Queen and knelt for the national anthem, I thought back to literally the Pilgrims and the people of Jamestown and the people who fought in the American Revolution,” Bannon said.

“And I thought back and said, ‘What would those people think of us?'” Bannon continued.

“As materially advanced as we are, everything, the struggle that those folks went through to have people that are making millions of dollars a year kneel at the national anthem, but stand at God Save the Queen, it’s just so… it just blew my mind so much.”


John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder


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