The NFL is suffering the backlash of players refusing to stand for the national anthem and many upset fans have decided to respond with demonstrations of their own.
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
Fox News reports:
Heard told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that when he saw around ten Colts players kneeling for the anthem before Sunday’s game he was so angry he couldn’t stay for the entire game.
“Thousands of people died for our freedom. And I don’t think it’s much to ask for people to stand up and honor those that died so we can have that freedom,” Heard said.
He wasn’t the only fan who decided to burn NFL tickets and merchandise to protest the lack of respect being shown to the anthem and flag.
There have been many videos emerging on YouTube and social media of irate fans making their feelings known about the players’ actions.
— wisrapids19 (@715_seahawk_guy) September 25, 2017
— TimeToFight (@NvrSurrender101) September 26, 2017
The American people have spoken… do not disrespect the American flag and out of respect for our country and the freedom it affords you, either you stand for the National Anthem, or the fans will continue to boycott your games.