Hannity Calls on Sports Fans to “Take Sports Back” by Singing National Anthem at Sporting Events

Hannity Calls on Sports Fans to “Take Sports Back” by Singing National Anthem at Sporting Events
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After a video featuring Tampa Bay Lightning Fans singing the national anthem went viral, Sean Hannity called for sports fans all over America to do the same thing.

Hannity said, “I want fans to take over every sport, loudly, proudly, unapologetically.”

Hannity continued,

“I’ve played sports my whole life. You go and you have a group of people, all socioeconomic background, all races, all creeds, et cetera, everybody, united by a common passion, and that is a love of their home team. I think this is one way for fans to take their sports back and get rid of the politics that is poisoning what should be the most unifying moment with strangers of all backgrounds. That’s America. Everyone hating on the flag and ‘America’s awful, rotten, racist,’ that’s just not where most people are. I don’t care — I don’t care what they’re teaching in the schools. That’s not what most people want to hear.”

This is actually an amazing idea that has the potential to be as meaningful as Ric Santelli’s great moment on TV that kicked off the Tea Party movement.

Does that mean it will happen just because Hannity suggested it? No, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if it did? The majority of people in this nation love this country and want it to succeed. Why should their views be drowned out by pampered, privileged America-hating athletes that disrespect the flag? If you love your country, why shouldn’t you show it by singing along with the national anthem? Watch that Tampa Bay Lightning video and tell me you don’t get some chills from seeing it. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of a great moment like that? Wouldn’t you like to show some love and support for the nation that gave you so many opportunities? If so, the next time you’re at a game, take Sean Hannity’s suggestion and sing along with the national anthem. Even if you’re the only one doing it, you might be surprised at what you help get going in this country.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here and on Twitter here.


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