Nolte: Trump Wins Bigly as Every NFL Player Stands for Thursday Night Anthem

Green Bay Packers link arms during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
AP/Matt Ludtke

Looking exactly like the bunch of surly, sullen, spoiled babies they are, during Thursday night’s NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, the players might have all chosen to be muscle-bound pouters while locking arms, but… BUT!… those very same surly, sullen, spoiled babies were all standing for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Same thing happened Monday. They locked arms. They pouted. But the Dallas Cowboys all stood for the national anthem.

As far as Sunday goes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already reassured their justifiably enraged fans that when the national anthem plays, the team will stand.

If these overgrown toddlers all need to lock arms and hold on to one another like scared little Care Bears, no one cares. If locking arms is how they choose to show unity or fight for equality or raise awareness or whatever the dumb, little SJW cause is this week, no one cares.

The backlash against these crybabies, which is still growing, has only ever been about one thing —  disrespecting the American flag. We know this because it is simply a fact that when you do not stand for the national anthem, you are, by definition, disrespecting the flag.

We also know this because Colin Kaepernick, the anti-American, cop-hater who set the indefensible precedent of taking a knee during the national anthem, told us so. There was no ambiguity from the burnt-out, former 49er on this issue. He told us flat out, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

NFL players suddenly choosing to respect the flag as opposed to spitting on it, is a victory for President Trump, who spoke for tens of millions of Americans last week when he lashed out against these selfish whiners. It is perfectly appropriate for the American president to defend the American flag against breathtakingly ungrateful millionaires.

Until Trump spoke up, all these bubbled infants heard was praise from bubbled infants in the sports and political media, acclaim for how brave they are, plaudits for their wokedness… And all this from the very same sports and political media that mercilessly ridiculed Tim Tebow for taking his own kind of knee.

Once again, Trump did what he does like no other: reminded us normal people that we are not alone in our beliefs and in our outrage. Once again, he punctured through the media’s false reality, a false reality that justified the indefensible, and once again we normal people stood up for ourselves and for our country. And maybe, just maybe, we have finally put a stop to this particular outrage.

Regardless, the  damage the NFL has done to itself will last for years.

This entire debacle is the mother of all unforced corporate errors…

And who will ever forget or forgive the fact that the only form of self-expression the NFL allows its players, is to hate on America.

I know I won’t.



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