Another Sport Just Joined the National Anthem Protests And Started New Kind of Protests… Fans Are Pissed Off!

One thing is for sure! Another sport will lose their fan base!!

The Tampa Bay Lightning played out a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. But has caught everybody’s eyes at the beginning was player J.T. Brown who raised his fist in the air during the national anthem in protest.

“I wanted to do something to show my support. There are some issues that we have to talk about. So, in my mind, just trying to bring a little more awareness, and any type of conversation that we can get started would be great. I know there’s going to be negative backlash. But, in my heart, I know I did what was right,” Brown told the Tampa Bay Times after the Lightning’s 5-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

The Lightning issued a statement later Saturday, saying, “The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate the moment before every game when we can unite as a community, paying homage to a flag that is representative of our nation and those who have sacrificed. At the same time, we respect our players and individual choices they may make on social and political issues.”

With this gesture, Brown became the first hockey player to protest the national anthem. Even though the 27-year-old Brown, remained standing throughout the anthem Saturday night, his fans were not so happy so and criticized Brown’s move.

We’ve turned off professional football… We’ll turn off professional hockey!

I’m sure the American people can find better things to do than to watch these thumb suckers. Protesting means doing more than raising your arm in the air. I bet if someone asked him what he is protesting he couldn’t say specifically. I’m sure he hasn’t tried to protest off camera or in any meaningful way give back to his community. So without that this is not a protest but a millionaire temper tantrum.

Time for us American to unplug from the boob tube, start taking day trips, festivals and spend time with family. We all work too hard so let’s start doing something else with our hard earned money.

Natalie Dagenhardt

Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for  Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot," and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do," drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a "constitutional conservative".

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6 years ago

What are they protesting….? If it’s the Police not treating people of color equal, then here is a suggestion….go pull a permit to assemble and then put your jerseies on….then on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, etc. (non game day)…meet in front of a Police station in your area hold up your little signs in the air. Hold your black power fist and either silently or screaming at the top of your lungs and protest lke no other.

Stop disrespecting our flag and country! Who knows, maybe your fan base might actually respect you and continue watching and attending your games…. If the goal was to get us all talking, it worked. But did you consider the outcome, the consequences, etc.? I really thought y’all were smarter than this.

Maybe at your next several games don’t have the Police there as security. I am seriously disappointed…..from my perspective it is no longer a possibility for those who sat, hid in the locker room or knelt during the National Anthem to be a role model……y’all blew it!

Lynn B
Lynn B
6 years ago

Your PAID to play HOCKEY !! If you want to be Aholes and continue with this BS YOU TO WILL BE BOYCOTTED !! With my sincere wishes that you LOSE EVERYTHING AND END UP HOMELESS !@!!

6 years ago

If the professional players will disrespect the national anthem, why even play it. Just raise your own flag and sing your own song and do what ever you want.it is your time, your game. No one will be offended.