The crowd kneeling-equal-lack of respect recently turned their attention to the national football team of the United States, which has recently repealed a rule that prohibited players kneel during the hymn.
The rule, adopted in 2017 after Megan Rapinoe knelt down in support of Colin Kaepernick, is now a part, and those who refuse to understand that the peaceful protest during the anthem is not out of disrespect for the flag, the military, or the country (and / or those who do not really care about the issue, but think that they can score points with their base by making an issue of it) sound.
One of them is Jim Jordan, the member of the Congress of the shirt-sleeves of Ohio who has not yet faced its calculation for allegedly having failed to protect the wrestlers from the State of Ohio of a doctor sexually abusive when Jordan served as an assistant coach there.
“Let me be clear “, has tweeted Jordan, ” UNITED STATES Soccer won’t stand for the UNITED STATES National Anthem? ”
The president has retweeted the verge of jordan, with the additional message to the professional football Donald Trump:” And it seems that the NFL is heading in that direction also, but not with me watching! “
It is the latest salvo in a cultural war that the President considers a proposal without defeat. Hitting this drum is supported by the base and who cares if those who are not on his side anyway don’t like it? The error of calculation here refers to those who are in the middle, those who have had a revival over the last 19 days and see the trope kneeing-is-disrespect as exceeded.
Anyway, the lines are drawn and it is clear that the president will continue to press the button. It will be interesting to see what he has to say once he sees the recent comments of men like Bill O’brien, J. J. Watt and Baker Mayfield.