Nascar Owners Threatens To Fire Drivers Who Protest The National Anthem

It was a very busy weekend, and all anybody will be talking about at the water cooler today is Donald Trump‘s call for the firing of NFL players who chose to protest the national anthem.

On Sunday many NFL owners decided to show solidarity with their players during Sunday’s games.

Nascar owners on the other hand are siding with the President and are threatening to fire any Nascar driver or team member who protests the anthem.

Via AP NEWS

“Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn’t want anyone in their organizations to protest.

Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt’s longtime team owner, said of protesting, “It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.” Childress says he told his team that “anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty’s sentiments took it a step further, saying: “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States.”

When asked if a protester at Richard Petty Motorsports would be fired, he said, “You’re right.”

This very controversial issue is not going away anytime soon, expect these kind of player/athlete demonstrations to continue not only in the NFL, but in other major sports leagues.

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