Everyone across almost all of the major sports hit back at President Trump after he started a fight with the NFL on Friday. Everyone, that is, except for NASCAR.
Instead of following MLB, NFL, and NBA, the NASCAR owners all decided to stand together and say that kneeling is NEVER okay during the national anthem.
For instance, team owner and legendary driver Richard Petty let the media know he didn’t think Trump’s solution of firing went far enough.
“Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period. If they don’t appreciate where they’re at … what got them where they’re at? The United States.”
Many of the other owners agreed that the kneelers should not be tolerated, although they didn’t seem to share Petty’s enthusiasm for total expulsion from the country.
When team owner Richard Childress was asked what he would do if one of his employees kneeled for the anthem, responded,