Anti-American anthem protesters disgraced the country for two full NFL seasons.
The ugly demonstrations infuriated patriotic football fans who protested by taking their hard-earned dollars elsewhere.
In order to stem the tide of lost revenue, the NFL is now requiring players to stand for the flag, and Mike Pence’s tweet about the new policy made anthem protesters enraged.
The left has a twisted sense of morality. They buy into The Rolling Stones lyric that “Every cop is a criminal. And all the sinners, saints.”
In upside-down leftism world, showing disdain and disgust for the American flag is the highest form of patriotism.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence showed his appreciation for the country and the new NFL policy by tweeting one simple word that melted anthem protesters.
Vice President Mike Pence quickly fired up his Twitter account on Wednesday, to celebrate the NFL’s new rule banning players from protesting during the playing of the national anthem.
Pence tweeted the hashtag “#Winning” on the heels of the NFL’s decision to penalize teams and even fine players who refuse to stand during the anthem, according to The Washington Times.
On May 23, Pence tweeted an image of CNN’s headline adding his celebratory hashtag and a small American flag emoji.
On Wednesday, news broke that the league will allow players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem if they don’t want to honor the song. However, if they come out on the field, they will have to stand. And if they protest during the anthem, their teams will get fined.
Pence found himself in the middle of the NFL’s anthem controversy last season. On October 8th, Vice President Mike Pence, a native and former Governor of Indiana, walked out of a Colts-49ers game after witnessing one of the larger anthem demonstrations of the 2017 season.
The left completely misses the point of the new policy. It no longer compels players to be on the field. If they don’t want to show their appreciation for the country, they’re free to stay in the locker room.
If they want to be on the field, they must show respect for the flag. If they don’t, their team will incur a penalty.
All of that is perfectly within the purview of a private business. However, the left argues the new policy is an attack on free speech, which is absurd.
Free speech is freedom from government coercion, not freedom from company policy. Businesses are allowed to set whichever guidelines they see fit, and individuals are free to accept or decline employment.
Next time the liberal talking heads on ESPN complain about how the players’ free speech is being violated, someone should ask them how long they’d keep their television jobs if they started dropping f-bombs left and right.