2020 was the year of the anti-American athlete political protest.
Unfortunately sports fans are in for some more bad news.
And that’s because this new national anthem protest will leave you red with rage.
The Olympics have always stood as a moment of national unity where all Americans come together and cheer on the athletes that represent the red white and blue.
In 1980 the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey team defeating the previously invincible Soviet Union squad in the “Miracle on Ice” served as one of the defining moments of the final decade of the Cold War.
Mary Lou Retton won over the nation in the 1984 Summer Games becoming the first American woman to win the gold medal in the all-around competition while turning into a national icon on Wheaties boxes.
Michael Phelps became the most dominant American Olympic athlete ever winning 28 overall medals with 23 of those being record setting gold medals.
There is nothing quite like seeing the medal ceremony when the winning American stands on the top podium as the American flag is raised just a little bit higher than the flags of the nations of the silver and bronze medal winners as the national anthem is played.
But woke athletes ruined that moment of national pride.
Thanks to pressure from social justice warriors the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is revising its rules preventing athletes from protesting during the medal ceremony and Colin Kaepernick like displays of anti-Americanism will be put on for the entire world to see as athletes disgrace the flag and the memory of the veterans that died to protect it by kneeling for the national anthem.
This change will go into effect for next summer’s Olympics in Tokyo that were postponed for one year due to coronavirus hysteria and be in place for all subsequent summer and winter Olympics.
Rule 50 of the Olympic charter states “It is a fundamental principle that sport is neutral and must be separate from political, religious or any other type of interference. Specifically, the focus for the field of play and related ceremonies must be on celebrating athletes’ performance, and showcasing sport and its values.”
“Prohibiting athletes to freely express their views during the Games, particularly those from historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, contributes to the dehumanization of athletes that is at odds with key Olympic and Paralympic values,” a statement from the group of athletes demanding the ability to protest the national anthem during medal ceremonies.
The NFL and NBA saw significant ratings declines after both leagues went all-in on catering to their America hating players Black Lives Matter political agenda.
Now the Olympics are the next targeting of the woke mobs looking to make all sports political action committees for the Democrat Party.
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