NASCAR Owners Threaten To Fire Drivers, Crew Members Who Protest National Anthem
Raise your hand if you’re shocked by this news.
In an effort to keep their ‘athletes’ from making any type of statements during the national anthem, several NASCAR team owners stated they would not condone racers protesting during the Star-Spangled Banner.
Via Associated Press:
“Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn’t want anyone in their organizations to protest.
Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt’s longtime team owner, said of protesting, “It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.” Childress says he told his team that “anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”
Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty’s sentiments took it a step further, saying: “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States.”
When asked if a protester at Richard Petty Motorsports would be fired, he said, “You’re right.”
These comments come after President Donald Trump stated NFL players protesting on the field should be removed and fired by owners during a rally in Alabama on Friday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now,'” Trump said during a Friday rally. “‘He is fired.'”