The NFL anthem protests have been shaking everyone up and making people act out in crazy ways. Fox Sports co-host Shannon Sharpe was no exception. He completely lost it on air during a discussion about NFL players who have chosen to participate in the anthem protests. What he had to say was less than American.
During Friday’s episode of “Undisputed,” the co-host decided to go off on a tangent… spewing negative comments about the American flag. He went so far as to call the flag, which is a symbol of our great nation, a “piece of cloth” that “nobody fights for.” His comments were truly disgusting.
Sharpe was once a tight end who played for the Denver Broncos as well as the Baltimore Ravens. He stated that while he did understand that the flag was a symbol for patriotism, he questioned Americans on what the symbol truly meant. Um, I could answer this one. The answer is patriotism, Sharpe.
It should have been obvious from the git go that he had literally no idea what he was trying to talk about when he contradicted himself. The words that came out of Sharpe’s mouth were truly shocking.
He questioned Americans, “[Y]ou keep telling me that the flag means so much and it’s opportunity and freedom and liberty. OK. Can you honestly say that everybody in America has freedom and liberties and opportunity.”
That wasn’t the worst of it, unfortunately. Sharpe showed his true colors as he went on with his rant.
He stated, “[W]e know what the anthem was originally written for and who it was written by, OK? When did this narrative come to be that the military and the police own the flag and only them? “I can go buy a flag and I can hang it up in my backyard. We need to stop this, Skip … the flag is a piece of cloth and nobody fights for a piece of cloth.”
This guy needs to stop running his mouth and pissing off Americans. I don’t see this rant helping his career AT ALL. Who ever said that the flag was the property of military members and police officers? The flag represents ALL Americans. It’s people like Sharpe that don’t see the true value of living in a country like ours. They are spoiled with riches while preaching about “inequality.”
You can watch the disgraceful video clip below:
It’s looking like it’s about time to boycott Fox Sports until Sharpe shapes up or leaves.