Conservative author and columnist Mark Levin went after the National Football League for doing nothing while some of its players either sit or “take a knee” during the pre-game performance of the national anthem.
“There’s no bigger football fan than I,” Levin announced on his radio show Friday night. “But I’ll boycott these bastards, I swear I will.”
Then he called it for what it was.
“This isn’t an attack on oppressing black people, this is an attack on America,” he said. “This is a smear on the men and women who serve in the military today — I don’t care how they spin it. it’s a smear on our police officers. It’s a smear on the men and women who’ve died in uniform defending this country.”
He called the protesters “a bunch of pukes” and added that “if the league and the owners don’t get this under control, then we the fans will.”
The NFL’s opening Sunday game falls on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, which took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans.
“Watch your own team,” he told his listeners. “See who refuses to stand in honor of his own country.”
Levin said that “rumor has it that the entire Seattle Seahawks team is flirting with the idea” of refusing to stand during their game against the Miami Dolphins.
“We’ll be watching,” was his message to the team.
The practice began with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sat during the anthem at a pre-season game, and has since been picked up by Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshal.
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