Fox News host Sean Hannity called on fans Thursday to “take their sports back” and proudly sing the national anthem at events after a video went viral of Tampa Bay Lightning fans singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
It was a call to take back American sports from divisive politics that have inserted social justice and American-hating messages into athletics nationwide.
“I want fans to take over every sport, loudly, proudly, unapologetically,” Hannity proclaimed while playing a video of thousands of Tampa fans singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a Florida arena just before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night.
“I want this to become the norm… baseball, basketball, football, UFC, every sport,” he patriotically declared.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
Leftists have attempted to poison and polarize anything that is patriotic including Independence Day, the American flag, our Founding Fathers, and the national anthem. Hannity is urging Americans to once again show pride in their nation, stand up, and raise their voices in unison. He detailed his love of sports and the power of competition to unite Americans.
“I’ve played sports my whole life,” he stated. “You go and you have a group of people, all socioeconomic background, all races, all creeds, et cetera, everybody, united by a common passion, and that is a love of their home team. I think this is one way for fans to take their sports back and get rid of the politics that is poisoning what should be the most unifying moment with strangers of all backgrounds.”
Always a beautiful anthem at Amalie with Sonya, especially tonight…. pic.twitter.com/K6KPEhrjSZ
— Tom Layberger (@TomLay810) July 8, 2021
“That’s America,” Laura Ingraham told Hannity before the airing of “The Ingraham Angle.” “Everyone hating on the flag and ‘America’s awful, rotten, racist,’ that’s just not where most people are. I don’t care — I don’t care what they’re teaching in the schools. That’s not what most people want to hear. That is awesome and I completely agree with you.”
— Nicole Raviv (@thenicoleraviv) June 7, 2021
As numerous recent videos show, Americans still love their country and their sports.
In June, New York Islanders fans went viral as well, singing the National Anthem after the singer’s microphone quit working before Game 4 of their playoff series against Boston. They lifted their voices up in patriotic song once again before Game 6.
The patriotism of these moments is in stark contrast to the message put out by Black Lives Matter. Over the 4th of July, the Utah chapter of the group called the American flag “a symbol of hatred.”
Fox News contributor Leo Terell told Hannity earlier in his show that the proclamation shows just “how racist Black Lives Matter is.”
“I am happy they are doing this… because it is tearing the country apart. Black lives Matter… they don’t speak for me,” Terell declared. “I love this country, I love the American flag and I’m sick of people like Al Sharpton… trying to speak for Black Americans. 99.9% of black Americans support the flag and love it country and don’t associate with black lives matter Utah,” he claimed.
This comes at a time when the American flag is being labeled as “divisive” by outlets such as The New York Times. It also highlights the extreme hatred for America that some such as Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry seem to have. She turned her back on the American flag while accepting a bronze medal during a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She contends the song does “not speak for black Americans.”
Democratic politicians are just as bad. Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) stated over the 4th of July on Twitter that freedom in America is only for “white people.”
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