Twitter Drags Tomi Lahren For Still Not Knowing Why NFL Players Kneel for Anthem
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 18, 2017
Conservative firebrand and Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren is getting ridiculed on Twitter after she implied NFL athletes don’t know why they are kneeling during the national anthem.
Lahren appeared on the network Tuesday night, and she had some thoughts about professional athletes who continue to kneel:
“This is a serious question I have for these players that are, in fact, kneeling, because there are so many at this point. What exactly are you kneeling for, and why, exactly, have you chosen the flag and the anthem to do it? I bet if we asked 100 players, we’d get 100 different answers,” she explained. “And I would like to ask those same players, What would it take for you to then stand and respect the flag and the anthem,’ and again, you’d probably get 100 different answers.”
Ever since Colin Kaepernick took his first knee during the anthem, he and his fellow kneelers have repeatedly said that they are protesting police brutality and racial injustice.
Before she became a Fox contributor, Lahren achieved significant notoriety for her screeds against Kaepernick and other black athletes who made these statements.
Because Lahren asked “what exactly are you kneeling for,” there are a lot of surprised media observers who can’t believe she still doesn’t get the intentions of anthem kneelers:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 18, 2017
I mean… whether or not you agree with WHY they are kneeling… they HAVE said why. https://t.co/kJnLuTwD4v
— Ben (@BenHowe) October 18, 2017
— Rick Smith (@RickSmithShow) October 18, 2017
Social justice causes. Criminal justice reform, wage gap, racism. They say this whenever you ask. https://t.co/yDWBg0S7p2
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) October 18, 2017
You can certainly oppose players taking a knee but to have no clue, 15 months into this thing, why they’re doing it is willful ignorance. https://t.co/PASu8p4y7r
— ryan wilson (@ryanwilson_07) October 18, 2017
You know exactly the reason they are kneeling. But instead make it about the military to ignore the reason they are kneeling.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 18, 2017
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 18, 2017
At this point I’m going with “girl can’t read.” pic.twitter.com/0ofxtkHYSa
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) October 18, 2017
Imagine being this utterly clueless and then going on TV to advertise it.https://t.co/0A0TpNTb4t
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 18, 2017
THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU FOR MONTHS WHAT THEY ARE KNEELING FOR BUT YOU REFUSE TO LISTEN. https://t.co/P9khZBhJnk
— DJBooth (@DJBooth) October 18, 2017
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) October 18, 2017
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