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Tomi Lahren Destroys NFL Protesters In Epic Takedown

The NFL regular season kicked off last Thursday, and the first week was chock full of memorable highlights. There’s plenty of things happening on the field these days to talk about, but an inordinate amount of attention continues to be given to some of the action on the sidelines. Some NFL players are still insisting on taking a knee or sitting while the national anthem is played as a form of protest. The decision continues to rub many folks the wrong way, while other observers think it’s one of the finest things since sliced bread was introduced to the world.

As Fox News Insider shares, Tomi Lahren has offered up what she refers to as the ‘final thoughts’ on the matter, and it would be lovely if it was that easy. Unfortunately, it won’t be, as certain segments of the media insist on paying attention to those that have decided that disrespecting the anthem helps them get their unclear points across. Nonetheless, Lahren had plenty to say, and there’s some valuable lessons in there for the players that choose to pay attention.  

“We stand to pay our respects to the Americans, of all races and ethnicities, who have paid the ultimate price to protect and defend the greatest nation on the face of the Earth. We stand to acknowledge our American brothers and sisters who can no longer stand and salute the flag or sing our anthem,” she wrote. “We stand out of respect for the husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and children who have watched their loved ones come home in a casket under that flag. That’s why we stand.”

Lahren has done a solid job of explaining it for those that may be confused about why sitting for the anthem is generally frowned upon. She was also kind enough to point out that it may not be the best form of protest imaginable.

“And why do you sit? Oppression? What about taking a knee to protest the shootings and gang violence in Chicago? The violence that has run the death toll up to nearly 500 so far this year. Ya know, that gang violence and inner city crime our police officers have to respond to day in and day out,” she continued. “The violence they put their lives on the line to prevent and the time they spend in those communities to protect and defend the innocent men, women, and children caught in the crossfire. Do you sit for that? Or is the oppression you speak of as selective as your outrage?”

That’s an incredibly fair point. As a professional athlete, you have a large platform at your disposal. Interested in affecting some real change? Then get to work and make it happen. For reference, take a look at what JJ Watt of the Houston Texans was able to accomplish for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  

“Listen, our country still has problems but natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma prove that when adversity or struggle comes to our backyard, we band together. That's the country you're kneeling to disrespect and we are the people, of every color, that you're spitting on,” Lahren added. “We aren't a perfect nation but I challenge you to find a better one and if you do, please relocate and let me know if that country pays you millions to throw a ball.”

In a perfect world, the athletes that have chosen to disrespect the anthem will instead choose to follow Watt’s lead and actually make something happen about the issues they claim to be so passionate about. We’ll patiently wait for that to happen, and keep our fingers crossed that the media stops showering them with attention until it does.  

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