A former fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars has taken to the sky to show his support for America in the face of protests by NFL players who refuse to stand up for the national anthem.
“Do you believe in your country? Do you believe in ‘The Star-Spangle Banner’?” Terry Smiley asked, while speaking with WFOX-WJAX-TV. “If you don’t stand up for it now, you won’t have it in the future.”
Disgusted by Jacksonville players taking a knee during the national anthem in a game played in London, Smiley hired a pilot to fly a banner encouraging fans to boycott the NFL.
The banner, “BE AMERICAN. BOYCOTT THE JAGS AND THE NFL,” was flown over EverBank Field on Sunday before the hometown Jaguars took on the Los Angeles Rams.
“I have the right to protest and I’m going to protest it with bumper stickers, airplanes – whatever I got to do,” Smiley said. “I will continue to protest.”
Did he say bumper stickers too? … indeed, he did.
A key difference between Smiley’s protest and that of millionaire NFL players who say they are protesting racial oppression in America is that Smiley is doing it on HIS time and HIS dime.
…as it should be.
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