A Trump Fan Just used US Flag as a Diaper at NFL venue
A Fan of New York Jets on Sunday proved, the controversy , anger and national outrage on Anthem protests and kneeling during the national anthem is not at all about respecting our Flag, The photo of a White Jets Fan wearing a shirt said “I Stand for the National Anthem” but he was actually sitting on it.
This is how twitter responded to the situation
What’s more offensive: 1. The hypocrisy of wearing that shirt while using the flag as seat? 2. That he’s a Jets fan? 3. That he’s drinking pic.twitter.com/QSw1TUVu9E
— Jon Levine (@itsJonLevine) October 16, 2017
This is what a Deadspin reader wrote,..Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime during the 3rd quarter. There is a huge tv screen by the food carts right inside the stadium where people gather to watch. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.I thought it was too ironic so I snagged a picture. He sat on it for a few minutes before leaving.
This Trump supporter knows that sitting on an American Flag is the violation of the Flag Code, but kneeling is not! Here the hypocrite Conservative, who is a staunch opponent of Black Athletes, publicly violated the Flag Code!
This is what the Flag Code says! “The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise,” the code clearly says. “The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.”
But in reality, these Trump supporters, they don’t respect national symbols or flags, the reality is “it’s not about the flag. They use the flag – literally here – as a diaper,” Zirin said on Twitter of the photo. “It’s about silencing black dissenters.”
Altogether now: it's not about the flag. They use the flag – literally here – as a diaper. It's about silencing black dissenters. https://t.co/vFwRzBY8Et
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 16, 2017
The black athletes are kneeling for a reason, they are silently protesting Police brutality against black people and they are fighting for unity among the citizens of America. Kaepernick and other players have repeatedly said they do not intend to disrespect the flag or U.S. servicemembers.