Nascar owners threaten anthem protesters

posted by Jay Weber - 

via The Guardian

Several owners of Nascar teams in America have warned that they will back Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL players who protest during the playing of the country’s national anthem should be sacked.

There were no signs of dissent on Sunday prior to a race at the New Hampshire Motorspeedway after the warnings, and Trump tweeted his support for the stance on Monday: “So proud of Nascar and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!”

The American president followed up almost immediately with another comment on Twitter referring to the NFL controversy that flared up in London and in the States at the weekend: “Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!”

“It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus,” one prominent Nascar owner, Richard Childress, had said. “Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

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