Watch: Tucker Carlson Slams NFL Players for Disrespecting Nat. Anthem

As football season gets underway, some professional players have used their spotlight to make an anti-America statement, but Fox News host Tucker Carlson had a strong message for them in return.

Carlson pointed to the Aug. 21 preseason game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants in which 12 Cleveland players knelt during the national anthem as evidence that many NFL players “hate” the U.S.

“We’re only two weeks in the NFL preseason and many of the league’s richest players have gone out of their way to let you know how much they hate your country,” Carlson said during his Aug. 24 show.

“On Monday, a dozen members of the Cleveland Browns refused to stand for the national anthem because racism or something,” he continued.

In doing so, Carlson noted, the team lost a prominent fan — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill.

O’Neill, a Democrat, had spoken out on Facebook against the Cleveland players whose actions disrespected the men and women who had fought for their freedom and given them the right to play football.

“I will NEVER attend a sporting event where the draft dodging millionaire athletes disrespect the veterans who earned them the right to be on that field,” O’Neill said. “Shame on you all.”

The judge’s Facebook post went viral, with more than 1,400 people sharing it as of Saturday afternoon.

Carlson highlighted the fact that O’Neill was one of those veterans who had defended our country and its ideals.

“Does (O’Neill) speak for all American football fans?” Carlson asked. “I don’t know. Probably many more than Colin Kaepernick does, though.”

Watch Carlson’s segment here, courtesy of The Daily Caller:

It’s a good chance Tucker Carlson speaks for more Americans than Colin Kaepernick, too. Or just about any talking head on CNN or MSNBC.

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