Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in Thursday on the ongoing cult over NFL musicians kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner, ” telling Fox News’ “Hannity” that “the left has hijacked this game.”
Previously a committed pro football fan, Limbaugh told Sean Hannity that he did not watch Sunday’s slate of games after hearing of the proposed protests by players and devoted “I’m going to be playing golf on Sundays now.”
The act of taking a knee during the pregame playing of “the member states national” anthem was started by then-San Francisco 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year. Kaepernick said his action was a complain of racial inequality and police brutality.
President Trump introduced the demonstrations back into the national spotlight Friday when he questioned the crowd at an Alabama rally, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when individual disrespects our signal, to say ‘get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out, he’s shelled? ‘”
Those criticisms were denounced by NFL owners and dozens of players took a knee prior to the weekend’s activities, which in turn imparted a backfire from some fans.
On Thursday night, Limbaugh told Hannity that the league’s proprietors “have to be scared to death” by the protests and their fallout.
“I don’t think they understand what’s happening to them. I don’t think they understand what’s going on, ” the ex-serviceman radio emcee said. “They think they’re relating to the majority of their supporter cornerstone, they’re not! They’re driving them away.
“And I dislike it, ” Limbaugh sustained. “I don’t demand the NFL to get smaller, I don’t want it to become insignificant, I don’t want it to be taken over by a assortment of wusses. I don’t want it to be taken over by left-wing social right causes.
Addressing the participate opponents, Limbaugh inferred, “Use something besides the NFL sideline, employment something besides the flag, use something besides something that parties use to escape.”