Now that the “Boycott the NFL” movement is spreading like wildfire across the USA, even politicians are pledging their support to temporarily abandon the game we all love until the multi-million dollar, pampered athletes stop disrespecting the National Anthem.
We salute this southern politician for sticking to his guns and we’re sure it will go a long way with his constituents come election time.
USA Today reports:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says he’s boycotting New Orleans Saints games and NFL events after several players refused to stand during the national anthem.
Nungesser, Louisiana’s top tourism official, told news outlets Tuesday he finds players kneeling or sitting during the anthem “un-American” and “disgraceful.”
Nungesser will be in London on Sunday when the Saints face off with the Miami Dolphins, part of a trip to promote travel from Europe to New Orleans. But the lieutenant governor said he won’t attend the game.
Ten Saints players were among more than 200 NFL players who wouldn’t stand for the national anthem during the latest games. Two Louisiana lawmakers are pushing to reconsider state subsidies to the Saints because of the controversy.
The Saints organization didn’t comment on Nungesser’s boycott.
SHARE this on Facbook and Twitter if you support the Lt. Gov. for taking a stand against the NFL!
Also, here’s the official “I Proudly Stand For The Anthem” t-shirt (we have hoodie and v-neck options, too!) that has part of the proceeds going to the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans!