Major League Baseball’s legendary manager Tony La Russa on Saturday publicly criticized his colleague Gabe Kapler for boycotting the U.S. National Anthem amid the horrific mass shooting at Uvalde, Texas elementary
” — the flag and the anthem are not appropriate places to try to voice your objection. I think you go directly to what the cause that really bothers you about the direction of the country is,” La Russa said.
“So to me, it isn’t the flag and the anthem. I think it makes more sense to figure out which of those issues and speak about the ones he didn’t like and what he will do about it,” he added.
“I would never not stand up for the anthem or the flag. Maybe just because I’m older, and I’ve been around veterans more than the average person,” he continued.
“Some of their courage comes from what the flag means to them and when they hear the anthem. You need to understand what the veterans think when they hear the anthem or see the flag. And the cost they paid and their families. And if you truly understand that, I think it’s impossible not to salute the flag and listen to the anthem,” he concluded.
Kapler, who is the current manager of the San Francisco Giants announced on Friday that he is boycotting the national anthem until he feels that the country is headed in a better direction. This rude move to cancel the national anthem has become way too common amongst woke activists.
“Every time I place my hand over my heart and remove my hat, I’m participating in a self congratulatory glorification of the ONLY country where these mass shootings take place,” Kapler said on Friday.
“When I was the same age as the children in Uvalde, my father taught me to stand for the pledge of allegiance when I believed my country was representing its people well or to protest and stay seated when it wasn’t. don’t believe it is representing us well right now,” he added.
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