It’s one thing to carry out a national anthem protest. It’s another thing to do it on a sacred national holiday. It’s even another thing altogether when you do it while a military hero sings at a national venue.
Yet, that’s what the NY Giants’ Olivier Vernon chose to do at a Thanksgiving Day game versus the Washington Redskins. (Direct all hate mail to Roger Goodell if you consider that team name to be PC blasphemy.)
As Vernon chose to ruin the holiday spirit, as well as disrespect a military veteran while he was singing the national anthem, the dwindling number of NFL fans willing to put up with the shenanigans took to Twitter:
On #Thanksgiving dude? While the Anthem is sung by a Master Sergeant of the United States Army to honor the United States of America ? Disgusting and dispicable. Turning off the game #NFL pic.twitter.com/LtzvPm4Yt4
— Scott Levy (@FuelOnline) November 24, 2017
He was not alone:
While @NFL ratings continue to plummet📉…
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) November 24, 2017
— Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) November 24, 2017
Ok I hung with NFL thinking they would grow up. Not respecting national Athem, Flag, a real Vet singing. Disgraceful. I am now done with NFL won’t watch them no more!
— James Wilson (@tornadokid3) November 24, 2017
I believe that everyone has the right to protest whatever they feel strongly about. But disrespecting the flag that gives you the right to protest nullifies your protest.
— Joe Ribs (@joe_ribs) November 24, 2017
The NFL is going to continue to find out that if their product includes insulting all Americans loyal to the country, a lot of people are going to exercise their right to free speech by clicking the games off.
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