Connect with us

Opinion

Former ESPN Host Says Nat’l Anthem is ‘Mandatory Patriotism’

So it seems that our sports world will once again be inundated with politics and drivel in 2021.

There are no shortage of opinions about the playing of the National Anthem at American sporting events, and a cavalcade of new thoughts on the subject just keep piling on.

The latest poking of the bear comes after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban attempted to simply stop playing the anthem before games – something that he was later forced to rescind on account of some rule within the NBA itself.

Now, outspoken liberal and former ESPN host Jemele Hill is weighing in, and taking some ugly shots at the anthem in the meantime.

Trending: Extremists Plotting to ‘Blow Up’ the Capitol During State of The Union

“Playing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sporting events has become an empty gesture of patriotism,” Hill wrote with her first few words.

take our poll - story continues below

Would You Vote for Trump If He Runs In 2024?

  • Would You Vote for Trump If He Runs In 2024?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Liberty Hub updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The left-wing activist praised Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban for his reported attempt to put a halt to the playing of the anthem. A source close to Cuban said that the decision to stop playing the anthem was made because not everyone feels “represented” by the national anthem.

While the NBA quickly disabused Cuban of his notion of ending the song, Jemele Hill still thinks the idea of canceling the national anthem is the right move for professional sports.

As far as Hill is concerned, “the Mavericks should have held their ground” and continued to impose their ban on the anthem.

But that wasn’t all:

“When the Mavericks stopped playing the national anthem, [NBA commissioner Adam] Silver should have been similarly accommodating—and taken advantage of the opportunity to lift the league’s anthem rule. Whatever the NBA decided was going to outrage someone. But mandatory patriotism doesn’t give Americans reason for pride; it only highlights the country’s failures,” Hill exclaimed.

So it seems that our sports world will once again be inundated with politics and drivel in 2021.

Save conservative media!

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it, please mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like

Extremists Plotting to ‘Blow Up’ the Capitol During State of The Union

Opinion

$15 Not Enough! Big Box Retailer Moves to $16 Minimum Wage

News

Local Law Enforcement Makes Statement on Nature of Tiger Woods’ Accident

Sports

GameStop Stock Rallies After Tweet of Ice Cream Cone and Frog Emoji

News