Skip to comments.NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don't Stand 'Ought to Be Out of the Country'
Posted on 09/25/2017 8:15:54 PM PDT by Helicondelta
While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump's recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner," NASCAR remained standing.
The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal.
Many NASCAR owners spoke out against the protests from other sports.
When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would "get you a ride on a Greyhound bus when the national anthem is over. I told them anyone who works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people have gave their lives for it. This is America."
Richard Petty, a team owner who won a seven championships as a driver, also said there would be consequences for those who didn't respect the anthem.
"Anybody that don't stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period," Petty said. "If they don't appreciate where they're at ... what got them where they're at? The United States."
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NASCAR is being very smart here. They sense an opportunity to grab a sizeable chunk of the NFL fan base.
It is the equivalent in human behavior of a wolf rolling over and bearing his throat to an aggressor.
There is a quasi gay vibe to this little form of protest as well. Strong men do not link arms and men do not bend the knee. It's as if our culture has been appropriated and our men have been captured by Ramsey Bolton and turned into Reek. I'd like to know who is responsible so I can feed them to the dogs.
America knows no king but the King in the North, and his name is Trump.
In reference to the post below yours, maybe NASCAR is trying to be the alpha male sport while all the ninnies are bending knees and who knows what else.
Great post on multiple threads. It’s a keeper!
NASCAR should hold all races that take place during the NFL season on Sunday. I have no doubt that NASCAR would kick the NFL’s ass in the ratings and in attendance.
Correction — The true King reigns in Heaven, and Trump serves at His pleasure.
Kneel Before Zod!
I think they will have a problem with that due to scheduling conflicts. Doesn’t Fox have both NFL and NASCAR contracts?
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came out in support of the kneelers.
Kneel Before The ZOT!!!
lol ok. I was kinda' kidding there. I get that we don't have a king. Take what I say in a symbolic sense. A comment made in an amusing, eye catching, and entertaining manner intended to prove a broader point.
Amen. Too many fought and died for what our flag and anthem stand for to show disrespect. There are other ways to protest, and what NFL players have done with this taking a knee is not an appropriate action.
I hope the NFL learns a lesson, when the viewership and dollars dry up.
My 84 y/o dad up till now has conflicted in splitting his time between football and NASCAR. He called today to say the conflict has been solved.
**NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don’t Stand ‘Ought to Be Out of the Country’**
And that fraud Jones said he’d fire anyone who pulled this stunt. I’m sure he thought about it and decided they have the right to protest. And he’s right. And the people have the right to not go to the games or watch on TV.
Earnhardts crash and burn eventually. His dad was always running into people as I remember, its been a while and my flirtation with NASCAR was brief I need to go to an actual race. I do remember Earnhardt being an ass though - think it was Senior
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