In response to NFL players knelling during the national anthem, a Missouri bar owner responded with a demonstration of his own by using “Lynch” and “Kaepernick” jerseys as doormats at the entrance to his bar.
Jason Burle, a sixth generation military veteran who runs the bar, came under fire when a passerby saw the ‘doormat’ and posted a picture online.
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The response from Liberals was predicable – they called him a “racist.”
Taylor Sloan saw a makeshift doormat outside the door of Snafu over the weekend, took a picture, and posted it online, eventually getting into a heated argument with Burle on Facebook.
“It just really upsets me when I see people, you know, put kind of a faux patriotism guise on racism,” Sloan said.
Sloan took issue with the way the jerseys read – ‘lynch Kaepernick’, which was not what Burle intended them to mean.
“It’s not a race thing. A lot of people want to twist it around to be a race thing,” Burle said. “They were placed the way they came out of the box. I ordered them together. We pulled them out of the box, taped them down. There was no ill-intent.”
Nothing, he said, but distaste for kneeling during the national anthem.
“A lot of us military folks take that personal to heart. I could line this whole sidewalk with NFL players that don’t stand for the flag,” Burle said. “I commend them for what they’re doing, as far as the right goes. I fought for that right. The same thing that gives them that right gives me the right to place these out here.”
Burle insisted the order that they were placed on the ground was an accident, and hoped to switch the narrative, so he can get back to what he started this bar for in the first place.
Burle has been running the Lake of the Ozarks bar for almost two years, a project that gives a nod to his military roots.
His father served in the Navy from 1969 to 1973 during Vietnam. He, too, served in the military, and now his son.
In the “hallway of heroes” around the corner from the bar, there is a reminder of what the Snafu Bar is really about.
“Mostly it’s people that come in here, either customers or family of customers. We have some people’s fathers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts,” Burle said.
Colin Kaepernick started the movement last year by kneeling before games during the national anthem in a show of protest against police brutality.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color,” Kaepernick said in a press conference after first sitting out during the anthem. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave, and getting away with murder.”
If NFL players want to kneel in protest to the national anthem that is their right, and American patriots like Burle are responding in outrage.
An Indianapolis Marine veteran is fed-up and burned his Colts season tickets and posted the video to his Facebook page, and it’s quickly gone viral.
“I’ve loved the NFL, always have. I’ve always been a huge fan. Wish I could’ve played in the NFL if I’ve had the athletic ability. Instead, I went into the Marine Corp. I served my country. My grandfathers served our country, both of them served in WWII. There’s a lot of people that fought and died for that flag. And to disrespect it yesterday like you did, I’m done,” Rodney Heard says before dropping his booklets of season tickets in a fire pit.
I support the flag and am so grateful for the people that gave their lives for it!!!!
Posted by Rodney Heard on 25hb September 2017
Burle chose to use them as doormats rather than burn them… if Liberals want to take this route they better be prepared for the backlash.
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H/T Gateway Pundit