Former soccer star, Seth Jahn was removed from the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Athlete Council after giving a heartfelt speech that called for keeping the prohibition on kneeling during the national anthem in place. Sadly, the ultra-liberal council not only removed the prohibition, they fired Seth Jahn for standing up against them.
US Soccer president Cindy Cone & CEO Will Wilson are saying they didn't hear all the remarks made by Seth Jahn, a member of the powerful USSF Athlete Council, at today's federation AGM. Here they are. https://t.co/bTQb8qmBwt
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) February 27, 2021
Obviously, Jahn knew the type of close-minded liberals he was dealing with judging by his opening statement.
I’m sure I’m going to ruffle some feathers with what I’m about to say, especially given the athletes council that I’m on, but given the evolution of our quote-unquote, progressive culture where everything offends everybody, those willing to take a knee for our anthem don’t care about defending half of our country and when they do so, then I don’t have too much concern in also exercising my First Amendment rights.
Jahn went on to note that many players opposed kneeling, but were scared to say so publicly. He also correctly noted that America deserved credit for going to war to end slavery, that police killing unarmed black men was a rare event and that they shouldn’t be politicizing sports.
Not only did 71% of the liberal soccer council vote to allow players to disrespect the flag, they bounced Jahn off of the council for telling them the truth. In a statement to Fox News, the council said,
“The athlete’s council does not tolerate this type of language and finds it incompatible with membership on the council. While the council understands that each person has a right to his or her own opinion, there are certain opinions that go beyond the realm of what is appropriate or acceptable.”
Jahn responded with a non-apology apology, noting,
I will never apologize for the statements I made, and will never bow down to the mob mentality of intimidation, bullying or the social media warrior’s gestapo tactics. I’m embarrassed to represent a hypocritical federation that conducts a complete assault on diversity of thought without even seeking clarifying statements from me in their smear campaign. I’m embarrassed at the cowardice of so-called friends who bent over to the mob, knowing very well the quality of my character, in order to preserve their own image.
My apology letter: pic.twitter.com/QLaHhjXDfn
— Seth Jahn (@SJahnIX) February 28, 2021
Did you ever think we’d live in a world where arguing America is a good place, that we should keep politics out of sports, and that we should respect the flag was enough to get you “cancelled” in America?
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