Team USA hockey coach says he’ll bench any player who sits for national anthem
It is about time we have a coach with a set of goolunies that respects the flag and the national anthem, one who will take a stand for those that disrespect them.
The always-colorful John Tortorella will be behind the bench as head coach of Team USA during the World Cup of Hockey later this month. He’s already making it known that he’s not going to tolerate any national anthem protests from his players during the tournament.
If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.
The coaches and owners of teams that tolerate these pampered brats juvenile misbehavior are nothing but unpatriotic cowards. Their only concern is being PC and what is in their wallets.
People who are copping a plea, including Mr. Obama claim that the brats are exercising their constitutional rights and they are correct. BUT, if they are exercising their constitutional right not to stand for the national anthem, it should be the constitutional or personal right of the coaches or owners to keep them from playing. The ones that don’t are cowards.
Through the years these cowards have made billions of dollars with their teams on American soil but yet they do not have any backbone when it comes to defending it; that is until John Tortorella rode into the lawless town on his hockey stick.
I am fairly sure that John is of Italian decent. It takes that strong Italian bloodline to be the leader of the pack and be decisive regardless of the consequences.
It is refreshing to see that there are some people in this country that appreciate what they have and demonstrate it by their patriotism.
ON THE OTHER HAND:
Obama’s comments: “He’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” Obama told a bank of reporters on Monday, noting that Kaepernick is among many sports figures who have used their positions to effect change.
Obama added that he suspects that Kaepernick will “refine how he’s thinking about it,” and “maybe some critics will see he has a point around justice and equality. Sometimes it’s messy. But that’s how democracy works.”
Here we have the man who holds the proverbial purse strings/the keys to the kingdom and can do a hell of a lot more to reverse racial tensions in this country but as far as I can see he has not made a valid attempt since he has been in office. Even many influential people in the black community do not see many pluses since Obama has been in the Big Chair.
This is what Bernard Anderson, a pioneer in African-American economics had to say about Mr.O and what he has not accomplished for his own people.
“I believe now is the time for the president to find his voice, summon his courage, and use some of his political capital to eliminate racial inequality in American economic life.” To applause, he added, “We cannot let the president off the hook in the second term. Black people gave him a pass in the first term …. He is not going to run for anything. He doesn’t deserve a pass anymore.”
From where I sit, race relations do not look any different now than it did 7.6 years ago, only possibly worse.