One proud mama bear held up a sign in support of her military son in a Clemson-Georgia football pregame clip from ESPN on Saturday night in Charlotte.
While gameday signs are notorious for their clever messages, they typically focus on the fan’s favorite team or poke fun at the opponent, but this mother’s message scored smiles from both sides of the football field as it spoke to patriotic Americans across the country.
Amidst a crowd of Clemson-clad fans, the woman held a homemade sign that read, “Proud Marine Mom” above her head as she smiled and waved to the camera. The sign also had a photo of the Marine, and the words “Love you Ryan!” and “#I don’t kneel.”
Check out the clip below at around the 9:45 mark.
No better way to bring in Week 1 of the college football season than with a top-5 matchup 🤩@itsthebaldgirl and @harrylylesjr are on Countdown to GameDay previewing No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson and today’s other big games. https://t.co/HRmiWtqc1B
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 4, 2021
Here’s a closeup of the sign also emblazoned with a large United States Marine Corps seal.
Mother of a United States Marine brings a “I Don’t Kneel” sign to College GameDay.
This is the kind of pro-America attitude we love to see. Thank you for your son’s service and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/mPV6bOnTT9
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 4, 2021
Fans of the proud mother applauded her on social media, indicating that “no real American would ever kneel.”
The Few The Proud and once your a marine your always a Marine. I love this sign Representing 💪❤️❤️❤️🙏 May my brother Rip He is a USMC ! I know he is in heaven smiling seeing your sign! No Real American would ever Kneel.
— Gordon Bartholomew (@Bartholo3Gordon) September 4, 2021
Amen! True spirit of America.
— JessyAck (@JessyAck2) September 4, 2021
I don’t kneel either. I’m the wife of a United States Marine Veteran. Too many flag draped caskets of friends inside who gave their lives for our country to kneel. You understand if you are one. #USMC #USMCWife #NotHardToUnderstand #UltimateSacrifice #Proud
— Tami Morse (@morse_tami) September 4, 2021
Totally agree. Kneel in church. Stand tall fir our flag and anthem.
— elle gould (@ellegould4) September 4, 2021
Former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick started the shameful trend of kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 in protest of alleged police brutality and racial inequality and the trend spread like wildfire among woke athletes. Although Kaepernick no longer plays professionally, he has continued his political rhetoric ever since.
In 2019, he complained about a Nike shoe that was released to celebrate the Fourth of July that depicted an early American flag, known as the “Betsy Ross flag.” After Nike pulled the shoe, it garnered far more attention than it likely would have otherwise, and the shoes reportedly were selling for as much as $950 a pair on reselling websites.
America and the promise made in the Declaration of Independence gave birth to the greatest nation on the planet. But Kaepernick and the corporate PC police are embarrassed by the flag and that promise. Pathetic. Stand for America and the flag! #MAGA #KAG https://t.co/9zlb7WzNWY
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) July 2, 2019
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