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April 24, 2021

Inevitable – NOT Supporting National Anthem Protests Is Now A Racist & Cancellable Offense
[Buck Throckmorton]

Was there anything more inevitable than National Anthem protests evolving into a mandatory ritual, and that those who refuse to kneel in solidarity with their America-hating brethren would become the targets of punishment and angry mobs.

To be fair, not every college athlete taking a knee in protest hates the flag and National Anthem like the protest ringleaders do. When an entire team takes a knee, you can be sure that there are some who fear the doxing, punishment, and perhaps physical violence, that would befall them for not taking a knee. Many are simply too terrified to take a brave, patriotic stance.

But some aren’t.

Virginia Tech Soccer Player Files Lawsuit Against Coach, Claims She was Targeted For Not Kneeling


Kiersten Hening states in her suit that at a September 12 game against Virginia, (Coach) Adair made her the subject of a tirade because she wouldn’t take a knee with the rest of the starters before the match. The “campaign of abuse,” as Hening calls it in court documents, continued until she ultimately left the program on September 20.

At East Tennessee State University, the entire men’s basketball team made a habit of kneeling in protest during the National Anthem at away games. Coach Jason Shay supported the team in their Anthem protests. Per one ESPN report, the coaching staff joined in taking a knee during the Anthem at a game in Chattanooga. When word got back to Johnson City that the ETSU coach and his players were having anti-patriotic tantrums during road games, it didn’t set too well back home.

One of the persons who didn’t appreciate it was Joe Trujillo, the owner of Johnson City Honda. His dealership had been providing free loaner cars to Coach Shay and his staff. Had been. Past tense. Mr. Trujillo took the cars back.

From ESPN (no link, because ESPN is agitating for Honda Motor Company to take action against Trujillo):

"I just don't agree with the platform of kneeling during the anthem. Is there injustice? Absolutely there is. If they want to take a knee before or after, I'm the first one there," Trujillo told WCYB-TV. "My dad served 30 years in the United States Army. We're a military family. The flag ... means a lot to me."

So, if a coach making several hundred thousand dollars per year can advocate for on-court, in-uniform political protests, then certainly an auto dealer can make his own opinion known by not providing that highly-compensated coach with a free ride. Right? Nope. The media and the left-wing mob are coming after Mr. Trujillo.

Protesters rally outside Johnson City Honda

“Once the information came out about Joe Trujillo pulling the loaner cars from Coach Shay and the assistant coaches as punishment because of their support and their actions of kneeling with the team that was just a gut punch,” said Katelyn Yarbrough, chairperson for the New Generation Freedom Fighters. “It’s incredibly demeaning and condescending and it’s just another symptom of the systemic racism that’s here in our community.”

Of course. It is “systematic racism” for a private citizen to not provide a free car to a coach making $300,00 per year – a coach who cheers his players on as they figuratively spit on the flag and shoot their fingers at Tennessee taxpayers.

Jason Shay has resigned. At least six players are seeking to transfer to another university. They won’t be missed in Tennessee.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

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