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BREAKING: Fox Sports Offends Millions With National Anthem Decision

Folks, it’s getting really bad out there. We had no idea a company like Fox would pull a disrespectful move like this, but it’s happening.

It’s very important — before or after you read the story — to make sure you’re part of the “Boycott The NFL” Facebook group, which is growing in strength.

Breitbart reports:

The first major broadcast domino has fallen. In response to crashing ratings, plummeting ticket sales, and a public backlash fueled by none other than the leader of the free world, Fox Sports has decided to cry Uncle! Becoming the first major NFL broadcast partner to publicly say that they will no longer air the national anthem.

Instead, Fox Sports is now saying that they will go back to what they had done in the past, namely, not showing the playing of the anthem during game broadcasts, according to Newsday.

Calling this year, “one of the more bizarre starts to the season that we have ever had,” Fox Sports President Eric Shanks released a statement saying: “The standard procedure is not to show them because of the way the commercial format works and the timing of the anthem to get to the kickoff,” Shanks said Tuesday at an event to promote Fox’s soccer coverage of the 2018 World Cup. “So I think we’re going to pay attention to events.

“Who knows what’s going to happen? A lot of time is happening between now and then. But I think the plan would be to get back to a normal schedule. I think that’s where we sit today on a Tuesday . . . It seems like there’s more than 24 hours in a day now, doesn’t there?”

But liberal sports reporters are already crying foul with the move to “get back to football.”

Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing, for instance, is furious with Fox for taking away the players’ forum to protest against the country, especially because it will cut off a way to attack Donald Trump.

Yoder slammed Fox saying, “it’s impossible to go back to a normal schedule now when the NFL and its athletes are in the middle of a culture war with the sitting President of the United States.

“The anthem will be a huge story this week and likely will be throughout the remainder of the season as well,” the Awful Announcing writer insisted.

Clearly, Yoder and his liberal media pals want the turmoil to continue, want fans enraged even more, and want to give players who hate the country a platform to announce it to the world.

Yet, Yoder fails to realize something crucial to the equation: Fox didn’t decide to not air the anthem in order to sabotage the athletes in their “culture war” with President Trump. They decided to not air the anthem because the athletes have already lost the culture war with Donald Trump.

Also, here’s the official “I Don’t Kneel” t-shirt (we have hoodie, long-sleeve and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!

76 Comments

76 Comments

  1. Brad

    October 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Fox you suck scared yall don’t stand for the American people you stand for money will im boycotting Fox all together yall just don’t get it DO DISRESPECT THE AMERICAN FLAG

    • Peggy Cannon

      October 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Im done with Fox and NFL after 50 years with football and raising 3 sons we always had football games going on . DONE DONE

    • Keith Schrader

      December 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Already B O Y C O T T the NFL TOTALLY.
      I WON’T BE WATCHING ANYTHING ON FOX AT ALL.
      I WILL BE BOYCOTTING ALL SPONSORS ON FOX
      K M A

  2. Stephen Weber

    October 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    First, ask yourself this basic question, “What is the MOST RESPECTFUL position for the human body? Is it Sitting, Standing, or Kneeling?” You KNOW the answer is Kneeling. Standing is just the norm to nudge people from their Sitting position to be respectful during the moment of the National Anthem.

    • James Atkinson

      December 10, 2017 at 1:31 am

      Negative. You stand to salute. You kneel to pray.

  3. Sara

    October 1, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Absolutely not. How dare you not show the national anthem. Air it, just keep cameras on the flag.

    • Mark Miller

      October 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      You get my vote.

  4. jackie

    October 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    what a bunch of idiots what is this generation coming to to dosrespect our country our flag our national anthem the politics are in place for a reason to show we the people are in control n socialism does not step in the media is supposed to be unbias n yet they are now taking sides i will not watch sports or fox news with what is going on becoming to liberal

  5. Kathy Spak

    October 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    President Trump did not cause this the NFL players did. President Trump is just voicing our Thoughts about the player’s not standing for the FLAG and National Anthem. Why don’t you all get it.

  6. Julia

    October 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Boycott Boycott, Boycott. Any team that does not pledge our flag and National Anthem should be booted out of the league. You have turned your back on our country that you have enjoyed freedom from fallen veterans and our active military.you have refused to stand for the national anthem. You should not be allowed to play football in America which you dishoner. You make a mockery against all America stands for.you are a shame and disgrace to our nation.you took away a family game that was looked forward to but no longer. We are not going to pay for your stadiums any longer. Dig into your own pockets. On the other side of the spectrum we are tired of the imoral members of the league and then getting away with such heinous crimes against women and society. Boycott, Boycott, Boycott. THIS is a chance to say I am fed up. My family and I will not be watching the NFL. America stand United and enough is enough, We are done.

  7. Lorraine Todaro

    October 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    why not just focus on the flag and dont show any of the idiots who decide to kneel stop giving them any attention what so ever and lose all intress in the players I will stop watching Fox until they do it right NO MORE PRO BALL FOR ME OR MY HUSBAND I GUESS ILL HAVE TO COVER UP ALL MY FOOTBALL TATOOS

  8. Clive

    October 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    This is exactly what Kruschef was talking about when he promised to put us under Communism, without firing a shot!

    Attack the American cukture, until its softened enough to accept Communism!

    • Pat

      October 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      Absolutely…people today don’t even know who he is….divide and conquer.

    • 63Marine

      October 2, 2017 at 1:07 am

      I’m through with ALL sports and FOX TV. They can put the whole damn thing up their kazoo.
      Semper Fi

    • 63Marine

      October 2, 2017 at 3:37 am

      Every one of those kneeling bastards need to be fired. This includes all coaches, owners and supporters.
      I, for one am “flushing” Fox sports and the NFL. They can put their rejection of our flag and national anthem up their kazoos….
      Semper Fi

  9. Linda Herchenroeder

    October 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    We are through with watching ANY NFL games… or any sport that does not stand for the National Anthem… or play it in their broadcast!

  10. Cheryl Brotherton

    October 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    FOX not playing the National Anthem will not stop the boycott but might add to the list of things to stand against. Personally I fast forward through commercials and never watch them. Playing commercials when you should be showing the National Anthem will not fix this. So continue coverage of the National Anthem it’s what the American people want. You who pride yourselves on being unbiased are now going to censor because I guess it’s starting to hit you in the bottom line. HMMMM not so fair when you get hit in the wallet.

  11. Marie

    October 1, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I think Fox is doing the right think. The more protest and junk like that is shown the bigger it gets.

  12. ltrail

    October 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    NFL Belly-up in 2018. When it became unpopular to be found out as a member of the Communist Party of America, members joined the rank and file of the Democrat Party. There lies the reason for thuggery, lies, and violence coming from the Democrat Party liberals. And most of the MSM is an arm of the Democrat Party. Communists love to control the media and spew their propaganda. This is my personal opinion. Herein is a great example.

  13. tom cain

    October 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    SCREW Fox Sports, boycott them just as I am boycotting the NFL

    • Gearldine

      October 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      I know we won’t be watching fox now

    • BILLY JOE DIESEM

      October 2, 2017 at 1:12 am

      FK. FOX SPORTS AND THE NFL BOYCOTT THEM BOTH AND BOYCOTT THEIR SPONSORS ASAP.

    • BILLY JOE DIESEM

      October 2, 2017 at 1:13 am

      SCREW FOX SPORTS AND THE NFL BOYCOTT THEM BOTH AND BOYCOTT THEIR SPONSORS ASAP.

  14. Arnold Solars

    October 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    The low of the lowest.This sucks !!!

  15. Oscar Saenz

    October 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Well, while most are concentrating on the storm, I know this is the prime time for patriotic type of investors to take on the “big guys”. In which a new public broadcasting Station can be set (as a spin off from the same “biggies”) in which they would transmit the same game in its totality, as opposed to just tuning at kick off time, I bet the amount of audience will justify its creation, and will continue exposing the very thing that the present TV stations want to keep off the eyes of the masses, which is a way to twist -to their advantage- the truth.
    I am all for freedom of expression, just as I know why limits exist. I know I can exercise my rights, just as thirds can exercise theirs.
    September 11 brought out the patriotic feeling out of most Americans. Today, they actions of the few ignorant ones, are making the feeling to explode, and we must show, in a very firm manner, that it is ‘we, the people’ that will not put up with their stupid way to expose us to the world, that they were created by us, and we can, very easily, replace them at will.

  16. Mickie Enders

    October 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Not playing the Anthem is NOT an option!

  17. Terri

    October 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I say enough is enough, I can’t stand major news Media, no longer watching FOX

  18. bill k

    October 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    At this rate, FOX will be another CNN/MSNBC real soon. FOX appears to be on an accelerated path to being just another liberal news source. Hell, we’ve all noticed it.

  19. FAS

    October 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Make these guys get real jobs by not watching. Such obsession with analyzing a silly game is ludicrous.

  20. Den Demron

    October 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    It’s all about$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. These jokers are out of a job if the NFL goes belly up!!!!

  21. Jane

    October 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I refuse to support an Anti American organization. Fox their network I guess. I’m so disappointed as a fan. I always thought American Football was just that, American. I had no idea all these players, their owners, and sponsors hated America. I know America has some problems, but we continue to work on them. They are proving to be the bigots without realizing their fans come is all colors and all walks of life. They have bitten the hands that fed them. I hope they all go bankrupt. They will never get another dime from me. I will not watch Fox for anything, and my NFL boycott extends to all their sponsors from Papa John’s Pizza to Budwiezer Beer. I’m done.

  22. Diane Hunt

    October 1, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    NFL players need to do their protesting on their own time, not when they’re at work. Who else would get away with that? How dare they protest the flag and the country it stands for when they make millions of dollars in this country off fans!

  23. David Morris

    October 1, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    It is true that normally the National Anthem was not televised. Except to flash up the Flag covering the field or capture a fly-over. So the real point should be that the media outlets INTENTIONAL added the National Anthem to the schedule to benefit from the turmoil that they knew would happen… but, they did not expect the massive negative response and the staying power of the negative response. So, now FOX and most likely others will try to close the barn door but, the horses are already out.

    This issue is more fundamental than the media wants to admit. The same people that voted Trump into Office because they are sick of the corruption in DC and the assault on America, are also fully engaged on this attack on our National Anthem and Flag by overpaid NFL employees. We are done… we are fed up… and we will not remain Political Correct so that others can insult us, or values, and our way of life.

  24. Baker M. Young

    October 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    They showed both our National Anthem and the “God Save the Queen” from London this morning for the Dolphins, Saints game from London !!!!!!

  25. G J Schleining

    October 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Fox (entotal) is not only run by loosers, its Staff, Commentators and Hosts are equally worn out or rapidly becoming as Boring as the other Brand Named so called News Agencies and Journalist! I’d rather watch Cartoons!

  26. Mattie

    October 1, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Not watching ANY pro football and not watching Fox NFL Sunday due to the commentator’s support of the players. Terry Bradshaw – followed your career at Louisiana Tech and became a Steeler’s fan when you were drafted. Supported you throughout your career, was sad when you retired in 1983 and have enjoyed your commentating – – up until now. Very disappointed and disgusted with all of you and your support of a bunch of spoiled, entitled sheep. I’m done – been away from the NFL and pro football for exactly one week and frankly, have suffered no withdrawal symptoms at all. By the way, enjoyed college football yesterday – definately more enjoyable and more exciting.

  27. Cindy

    October 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Will not be watching NFL this year! May not be Watch next year either 🇺🇸🇺🇸

  28. michael Diehl

    October 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    ok no more Fox Sports or probably no more Fox anything

    • Richard Crosby

      October 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      One more step towards cable cutting.

  29. Louise

    October 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Done with the NFL so it doesn’t matter who broadcast the any games. That goes for the other sports too. Been a fan of the Steeler’s since the 70’s but no more. A good book will replace the games just like it certain TV programs.

  30. Doug Hill

    October 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    No more NFL or any network that carries them. No respect for OUR Country, NO respect for ANY of them.

  31. Yvonne Perry

    October 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Bye fox sports

  32. Lisa

    October 1, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Im very disappointed in fox and NFL

  33. Jack Webb

    October 1, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I am a 21 year Navy Veteran and I am No longer watching the NFL I will NO LONGER BE WATCHING FOX SPORTS at all!!!!

  34. Pat

    October 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    FOX TV had been infiltrated with communists. I am so disappointed in FOX. They systematically fired the best commentators now to do this….I don’t know what we are going to do to get real news now. You cant even trust the fact check sites. No more FOX for me. I cant believe they did this…they are chicken cr*p.

    • Theo

      October 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

      RT News – real news

  35. sandy osback

    October 1, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    SHAME ON ALL OF U. BRADSHAW U R A DISGRACE. WE DON’T NEED FOOTBALL AND REALLY DON’T NEED U OR UR CRONIES, BRADSHAW.I’VE BOYCOTTED SINCE THE BEGINNING AND TALK TO EVERYONE I CAN ABOUT BOYCOTTING. U ALL MAKE ME SICK. TAKE UP FOR THE WHITE MAN BECAUSE WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE THEY’LL PUSH U UNDER THE BUS. SURE HOPE IT HAPPENS TO THE IDIOTS WHO IGNORED THERE OWN. BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT,BOYCOTT. GET RID OF FOOTBALL.

  36. my911

    October 2, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Wow
    First i dumped fox news
    now fox sports
    somebody please tell me if there are any other fox things I can block

  37. RON ALLEN

    October 2, 2017 at 12:54 am

    the N F L HAS SHOWEN WHAT KIND OF ORGANISATION THE OUR NO MORE WATCHING PRO FOOTBALL SORRY GUYS YOU MADE YOU BED LYE IN IT

  38. Patrick-Henry

    October 2, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Fox sports are A$$HOLES, DUMBA$$ES, MORONS, IDIOTS and SONS of B!TCHES!!!!!

  39. BILLY JOE DIESEM

    October 2, 2017 at 1:08 am

    FK FOX SPORTS THEY ARE KNEELING WITH THE NFL BOYCOTT FOX SPORTS, BOYCOTT THE NFL, BOYCOTT SPONSORS OF FOX SPORTS AND THE NFL.

  40. Mary Mench

    October 2, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Every veteran I talk to says taking a knee is the way to show support. Anyone that wants to show solidarity in telling our President (that I voted for) that he can not curse fellow Americans in public, I’m in that protest.

    • Dawn

      October 2, 2017 at 4:59 am

      Veterans are saying taking a knee is showing support? What? I have not talked to one veteran who agrees with kneelers, they want player’s to stand and show respect for our flag. No way you voted for Trump you sound like a HRC supporter or Bernie supporter. POTUS expressed my families feelings regarding NFL disrespecting flag, we voted for his bluntness, tired of PC crap along with swamp politicians. This military family is boycotting NFL & their sponsors. Also no longer watching Fox Sports along with anything Fox.

      I

    • I Stand For The Flag

      October 2, 2017 at 6:05 am

      You Are Just Another Communist Traitor !!!!!

    • EQ4ALL

      October 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

      You must not talk to many real vets!!!

    • NotAliberal

      October 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      You are kidding, right? “Taking a knee shows support”? Taking a stand shows support for our flag and country. Bringing the president into this just because he voiced what the American people wanted isn’t a reason to take a knee. That’s politics, not racial injustice. Making the protest about Trump negated the entire initial message (which, really wasn’t for injustice-it was for division).

  41. Richard McDonald

    October 2, 2017 at 1:10 am

    People like Matt Yoder need to be sent to every battle field cemetery around the world where U.S. military are buried. Those who died under the Stars and Stripes in the name of freedom and in defense of those who could not, alone, defense themselves. Patriotism, valor and the unselfish sacrifices made so the imbecile, Matt Yoder, can be free to hate those responsible for his freedom.

    • Ronald Cole

      October 2, 2017 at 4:03 am

      I, Ronald Cole, a United States Marien Corps Veteran, ret. and disabled refuse to watch all Fake TV, including Fox and its affiliates.
      I have Cancelled my Red Zone, and all TV viewing and will keep informed through the internet and watch my entertainment through streaming such as Netflix, Amazon, and Youtube. I will not be a part of this disgusting display of open reverse racism, and all the Owners, Players and facilitators of this entire anti-American movement perpetrated upon us by the Media and all the left wing entities who are bent upon bringing this Nation down.
      PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAS IN NO WAY INCITED ANYONE REGARDING THIS ENTIRE ISSUE. IT IS THE ANTI-AMERICAN NFL AND ITS PLAYERS WHO HAVE BROUGHT ALL THIS ON. MR. KAEPERNICK IS A BLM COMMUNIST LEANING INDIVIDUAL WHO’S LIFE HAS TAKEN A DARK TURN AND OF COURSE, HIS BROTHERS ARE USING HIS EXAMPLE TO FURTHUR THEIR OWN AGENDA.
      PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD HAS A DUTY AND OBLIGATION TO POINT OUT ANTI AMERICAN ACTIVITIES IN THE MARKETPLACE, THIS TIME THE NFL. on a personal note I hope the entire NFL goes bust and all the lugnuts that play for it are left out in the cold.

      • Teri

        October 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        Your response is well respected by this patriotic citizen and I thank you for your service. I do watch Fox News as I think they try to bring nothing but the truth but that is just my opinion. I wish you all the best and wish we had more like you]

    • Theo

      October 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Well, that’s the problem with national anthems and the way they are used. They inspire nationalistic pride, not patriotism, bombast, not valour, and fear to protest war for fear of being labelled cowardly or unpatriotic. Of course there are magnificient acts of sacrifice and heroism that take place during war, but there is much more unselfish sacrifice and heroism taking place every day during peace time.

      National anthems play a big role in filling the cemeteries you refer to. They are used by unscrupulous warmongers to stir up fervour and division and an atmosphere in which chauvinism and division and intolerance flourish. They help prepare a peace-loving nation for future planned wars.

  42. Dave

    October 2, 2017 at 3:09 am

    The liberal leftists and their sports media are so upset about Fox Sports not showing the National Anthem just proves they are doing the right thing! No stations use to Broadcast the National Anthem before games they went to commercial! It was no big thing then, why now? Because Liberals are pushing harder and harder for their agend of making it about a division of racism and want the NFL hit so hard with people not watching so it will fail and come tumbling down! It’s all part of their plan people, Believe me? That’s up to you!!

  43. George F Jolley

    October 2, 2017 at 5:18 am

    So Fox is taking the cowards way out, just ignore the problem and MAYBE it will go away. There was a time when Fox could be trusted but they have made a deal with the devil and sold our country out. MSM in general has become a cesspool of misinformation.

    • teri

      October 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Please qualify your statement to say FOX SPORTS. Don’t leave people with the thought that all FOX is bad. I for one enjoy FOX NEWS with the exception of a few people as I feel they try to portray the truth as much as is humanly possible in this world of changing news that occurs hourly.

  44. Omega 2

    October 2, 2017 at 6:56 am

    WRITE TO FOX AND DEMAND THE SPORTS PROGRAM EDITOR BE REMOVED, “FIRED”, FOR BEING UN-PATRIOTIC WITH THE FOOT BALL PROGRAM BUT OK WITH THE ” SUCKER” PROGRAM!

  45. Drew Dowdy

    October 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I can and will live without football altogether.

  46. Ray

    October 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Just boycott the NFL

  47. Dolores Routzahn

    October 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Big mistake

  48. Rude Richard

    October 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Just keep giving in to these black, racist, spoiled brats who’s only accomplishment is playing ball the more they, along with the medias help divide the races following Obama’s lead…

  49. Robert E Owens Jr

    October 2, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I removed Fox Sports website from Google a few weeks ago. I stopped watching Fox Sports back in July.

  50. Rhastus

    October 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I lost all interest in professional sports during the 1970’s football strike. Never since have I been able to attach myself to some who don’t have the first bit of allegiance to the city they play ball in. If someone I went to school with or they were even of the city next to me, I’d support that team. Since not one of them has that simple allegiance to their nemesis city, they can all take a bite of the shit sandwich in the sky or six feet deep.

  51. Richard Crosby

    October 2, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    One step closer to cable cutting.

  52. jayme sousa

    October 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    FOX, FOXNEWS, FOX SPORTS all the same, run by Rupert M. family. His “family” are definitely supportive of destroying the Trump Administration…the quicker the better. So, FOX has joined with CNN, MEDIA MATTERS, And http://www.discoverthenetworks.org” cabal in not only destroying the Trump Administration, but everything America: 1) religion; 2) education; 3) governance and even 4) capitalism. 1400 myriad far-left organizations arrayed against America and FOX has joined their far-left agenda. Pray. Amen. God Bless America and ALL Americans. Read A Bible. NKJV. Psalm 128.

  53. jayme sousa

    October 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Boycott ALL FOX

  54. John W, Horton

    October 4, 2017 at 4:26 am

    I done with NFL and FOX News.

  55. Gilbert Jackson

    October 4, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    let them laugh, but it will not be long and their income will come to a stop. as for me, I not ever turn on again and I now have my last ford,
    God Bless President Trump, and down with all you low life baster, And I so much do thank Our Military, God Bless Them,

  56. Holly

    October 8, 2017 at 3:16 am

    So now I won’t be watching Fox along with not watching NFL or playing Fantasy Football!

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