Following Saint’s Anthem Protest, Fed-up Louisiana Lawmaker Fires Back With Brilliant Bill

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Dozens of NFL teams have jumped on the protesting bandwagon and have decided to sit or kneel during our nation’s anthem before the start of their games. Luckily, one Louisiana lawmaker is fed-up, and he has some shocking news for the brats — he is about to take the most important thing from them with a brilliant bill that patriotic Americans will be happy to support.

New Orleans Saints football team (left) sit in protest of the National Anthem; Louisiana Republican representative Kenny Havard (right) has some bad news for the players (Photo Credit: Screengrab/YouTube, Screengrab/YouTube)

President Donald Trump had some harsh words last week for NFL cowards who choose not to stand during our National Anthem as it plays before their games. Not mincing words, President Trump said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!'” Of course, that was all it took to light a fire under some ignorant NFL players who followed up by mimicking Colin Kaepernick’s protesting in some fashion, whether that be kneeling as he did, sitting, or hiding somewhere off the field.

After hearing President Trump’s thoughts, the New Orleans Saints were among the many teams that had players refuse to join in the anthem. Now, Louisiana Republican state representative Kenny Havard is pushing a bill all Americans need to get behind to teach these entitled millionaire athletes a lesson on respect.

Government funding is huge for state-funded sporting events, and that is one thing the players keep forgetting. Luckily, Havard is here to remind them just who they play for. Yesterday, Havard proposed a bill that would cut government subsidizing to the New Orleans Saints after ten players refused to stand during the National Anthem on Sunday.

“This is a state-funded sporting event–or subsidized sporting event, not fully by the state, but it is, so we have all the right to defund that,” Republican state representative Kenny Havard stated.  “I totally agree with their right to protest and I think it just needs to be done somewhere else. They can do it in the streets, they can do it on Sunday mornings… They can do it wherever they want, but not during our National Anthem. I think it’s disgraceful.” [Source: The Daily Caller]

All of these players who think their option to kneel and sit is so valuable are in for a rude awakening. Taxpayer dollars subsidize many of the stadiums they play in, and coaches receive way more taxpayer dollars than we would like to know about. Saints owner Tom Benson alone could potentially make around $400 million via state taxpayer dollars through 2025.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome lease says “the state will pay Benson at least $198 million in increased revenue from the Superdome, $142 million in rental payments on property Benson owns, $10 million in bonuses for bringing the Super Bowl to New Orleans and $2.6 million in tax breaks. Benson will get another $40 million from private rent payments to a tower he bought as part of the deal.” [Source: The Advocate]

State Republican Representative Valarie Hodges, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, also asked for the Saints’ state benefits to be looked over by the Legislature’s Senate and House budget committees because of the players’ protest, Young Conservatives reported. Between the two representatives, if they can get this bill passed, it will be a huge step toward teaching the NFL a valuable lesson.

The athletes and owners are the least deserving people of the billions of tax dollars being thrown at the cowards on their knees. If they feel so strongly about disrespecting America, our law enforcement, our flag, and our military who risk their lives defending the flag, then maybe our nation’s heroes should get the money instead. Once the players hear their salaries are threatened, they are sure to be standing in no time.