In his weekly visit with Fox Business’s Stuart Varney Friday, Fox Sports 1 commentator Jason Whitlock complained about cowardly left-wingers in sports wanting to overthrow timeless American values and eliminate people they disagree with.
Varney first asked Whitlock to react to a ridiculous national anthem-hating rant by Max Kellerman, who appears opposite Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s “First Take” debate show:
Colin Kaepernick did not go looking for a protest. It came to him He was asked to stand for the national anthem. You do not have to stand for the national anthem. And even if it was a rule that you did, is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics into the NFL? Noooooo! That’s the NFL injecting politics by playing the national anthem and pressuring you to stand for it in the first place.
Whitlock reacted to these outlandish remarks:
Max Kellerman is one of these Ivy League guys that likes to get a little buzz and overthink things. And he’s clearly overthinking this deal here. Look, we used to agree on certain principles here in this country. And sports bought into the narrative and affixed itself to [the belief] that America is good and there’s certain values and principles that we believe here in America, that we have baked into sports culture, and playing the national anthem at sporting events has been a long tradition that goes well beyond the NFL and football.
And now we have people like Max, who’s a good friend of mine, but he’s far Left-wing. And there are people – they just want to overthrow everything. And everything that we used to agree upon. That America’s good. That there’s some ideas and values that we’ve also baked into sports culture. Those things are good, and we play the national anthem and respect our flag, respect our military, remind ourselves what we like about America.
And now there are people that have just bought into the far Left ideology that let’s just overthrow everything. And we don’t agree on whether America is a force for good or not. We don’t agree on that the values and principles that we thought used to make America great. We don’t agree upon those. It’s a preposterous argument that Max is making, and I love Max Kellerman.
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Varney then raised the subject of Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, who said earlier in the year said that if his team won the NBA championship he would refuse to visit the White House for a victory celebration.
This a San Francisco Silicon Valley-based basketball team. Steph Curry is part of that culture that, instead of engaging with people we disagree with, we wanna eliminate people we disagree with. America has never been about that. It’s not a healthy strategy. If Steph Curry and members of the Golden State Warriors have strong disagreements with President Trump they should go engage him in debate and discussion and make their disagreements known to him and give him an opportunity to react.
This whole thing of resist, and we’re not gonna deal with this person and we’re gonna ignore this person, it’s unhealthy, it’s un-American. It’s really cowardly. I like Steph Curry a lot, but he’s a young person being led astray by social media and people in this country that just wanna overthrow everything.
Whitlock expertly exposed Kellerman and Curry for the vacuous thinking behind their words. Let’s hope they and other angry people on the Left will heed his words and ramp up the civility soon.