Remember when standing for our national anthem wasn’t controversial? As a parent of three girls who’ve all played ice hockey for years, I’ve stood in freezing cold arenas across America at least a hundred times with my hand over my heart, as I proudly joined other parents, grandparents and young fans to honor the flag that represents our great nation. I never looked around to see if anyone was sitting or kneeling, I just assumed that anyone who was blessed to be living in the greatest nation in the world, would proudly stand to honor our flag.

Thanks to a manufactured anti-cop, Black Lives Matter movement, that started in our White House during Barack Obama’s transformative 8 years in office, Americans are once again, witnessing one of the greatest cracks in the unity of our nation in decades, the dishonoring of the American flag.

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Yesterday, the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soccer team voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required all players on the U.S. team to stand during the national anthem.

In their statement on Twitter, the U.S. Soccer team only gave one explanation for their decision: “Black Lives Matter” adding, “We can do more and we will.”

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) flipped the script on the far left activists behind the BLM movement that are calling for defunding the police and tweeted a reply to the U.S. Soccer team, letting them know that he thinks we should “Defund US Soccer!”

Rep. Gaetz added:

I’d rather the US not have a soccer team than have a soccer team that won’t stand for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t get to play under our flag as our national team if you won’t stand when it is raised.

Although many Americans are blaming him, the anti-American sentiment didn’t start with the failed NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who became an icon to the left when he first kneeled on the field during the playing of our national anthem, it started with the beer summit in the White House shortly after Barack Obama was elected as our 44th President of the United States. It started to take root with the riots in Ferguson, MO. Unfortunately, the NFL didn’t have the good sense to stop the madness when it started and shamelessly took sides in the controversy, by allowing the players to kneel during our National Anthem while active duty military members stood by and saluted the flag they risk their lives for.

The controversy surrounding the decision of the U.S. Soccer team kneeling reminds us of a viral photo that was taken on a soccer field in flyover country on September 11, 2018, the 17th anniversary of 9-11. The photo of a farmer stopping his work and placing his hand over his heart while the team honored the American flag during the national anthem, reminded us that a bunch of overpaid athletes doesn’t represent real America any more than the community organizer turned President who started the war on cops does.

Here’s the viral photo shared by the VHS Girls Soccer team on Facebook, that got over 40K shares.[0]=68.ARDgZW3NqiCvFRfICuRz0YvsgUF7qehDcox00mW2Dnbt51UQVZgDIYmNtx5Hz4do4QkglxXScCbYzV2fqPXJjYUM2BR7M_cFxx4QRbubpqfZGuOOd-E2O96rWvde6qlo7BaqWExa2W3OYrgl-LJqL2N-C3aOCl9-CUgGwiQiLPEMdMoSiwqe&__tn__=-R

The photo was taken in Caldwell, Idaho, a town with a population of about 46,000 people.

Do you agree with Rep. Matt Gaetz that Americans should not be paying to support a team that disrespects our American flag? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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