Following the tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday, liberal sports network ESPN agreed to broadcast the National Anthem prior to Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Washington Redskins game. Unfortunately, two Chiefs players decided to make the moment about themselves and sat during the Anthem.
Two Chiefs, Marcus Peters and Ukeme Eligwe, sitting during national anthem.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 3, 2017
There’s no video showing Eligwe sitting during The Star-Spangled Banner, but Peters faced heavy criticism online after footage emerged of him sitting during the the anthem.
There’s a 101% Marcus Peters doesn’t know what he’s sitting for. FYI this is the same guy who got kicked off his college team.
— Dakota Truitt (@TruittBoyy) October 3, 2017
On a day of tragedy when everyone should come together, Marcus Peters still acts like a piece of shit and sits for the anthem. Smh
— NVP (@Nick_Prav21) October 3, 2017
Marcus Peters congrats on being a piece of shit
— Justin (@jcue1002) October 3, 2017
Not on this night Marcus Peters…
— Michael Davis (@PowerLinem4n) October 3, 2017
Real classy Marcus Peters sitting during the anthem after a national tragedy. What a joke.
— Chung (@chung_cr) October 3, 2017
This was a completely classless move on behalf of Peters and Eligwe. When our country faced tragedy in the past, sports was a way we banded together. Just look at George W. Bush’s post-9/11 ceremonial first pitch during Game 3 of the World Series: everyone was behind him, whether they voted for him or not. What mattered was that we came together in the face of tragedy and showed that we were not afraid.
Fifty-nine people lost their lives in Las Vegas, making it the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. If there was ever a night we needed to put petty politics aside and come together, it was last night. Instead, Peters and Eligwe decided to make it about themselves, and a protest that they likely don’t even fully understand.
H/T: The Daily Wire
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