If there’s anyone that has defended our freedom it’s Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill. O’Neill was part of the SEAL team that went in and killed Osama bin Laden.
On Fox News, O’Neill made it clear how he feels about the NFL’s ongoing national anthem protests and, specifically, unemployed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“As a veteran, it’s insulting,” Navy SEAL Robert J. “Rob” O’Neill said on “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “There are different ways to protest. … When I see the flag, I think of Iwo Jima, I think of Normandy, I think of the guys who went into the bin Laden compound, I think of 9/11.”
“It’s the wrong way to do it,” he added. “Every widow I’ve talked to, every veteran I’ve talked to, regardless of what you say, you can’t take a knee for the national anthem and say, ‘But I support the troops.’ No, you don’t. Doesn’t matter what color you are when you’re in Afghanistan and get killed. You come back in red, white and blue.”
All true. But O’Neill saved his toughest criticism for Kaepernick, who started the controversy last year by refusing to stand during the national anthem to protest alleged racial injustices in the criminal justice system.
“Colin Kaepernick… where’s he playing today?” O’Neill asked rhetorically. “Oh, that’s right, he doesn’t have a job. He gave a protest about anti-discrimination wearing a Fidel Casto shirt. I mean, are you out of your mind?”
Naw. He’s just an idiot.
Listen to the Navy SEAL O’Neill’s full statement below:
As O’Neill stated, there ARE different ways to protest.
AMEN! I agree!
How about AFTER the anthem?! How about NOT during the football game AT ALL?! How about protest in a different way – go to a rally or doing something productive! How about ANYTHING ELSE EXCEPT during a game and during the national anthem!
I did find it pretty amusing when O’Neill asked, where is Kaepernick playing today?
Oh that’s right….never mind!
Afterall, what team wants to deal with THAT fan fallout on top of the kneeling protests right now?!
I also agree with O’Neill when he says, you can’t take a knee AND support the troops! It doesn’t work that way! You either STAND in respect of the flag, our nation AND our troops OR you kneel in disrespect to all three!
On a side note… Congratulations to O’Neill and is lovely new bride, Jessica! They were recently married in Cape Cod! You have to see what this patriot did to his jacket!
That’s right! Stars and stripes were stitched into the inside of O’Neill’s jacket. Pretty cool! And this too….
His suit collar says ‘and Freedom will be defended’.
Ok and Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill looked fabulous with their patriotic celebration too!
Again, Congratulations to the O’Neill, a Real hero who took the REAL battlefield!
NFL players need to STAND in honor of our troops and those who gave their lives defending our freedom!
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