Herschel Walker is weighing in on the current state of politics in the US. The former NFL star blasted professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and shared his thoughts on the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
Over the weekend, Walker posted a now-viral video in which he details a sight that he found disturbing. “I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, flag of the United States of America, and a cross,” he said. “I started thinking, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB — is this the people you’re supporting right now? Is it the movement? Is it the organization? Because I don’t think that’s right.”
Walker continued by adding, “We cannot continue to sweep stuff underneath the rug because sooner or later we’re going to stumble. People, are we being fooled?”
Earlier this week, Walker appeared on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle” to discuss the kneeling controversy in the NFL and other major sports. “Why does a player need to decide who he is for?” he asked. “What BLM are you supporting? … The organization is not something that speaks for a lot of people.” Walker concluded by saying, “I’m for ‘American Lives Matter’ because I’m an American.”
During an appearance on “Justice with Judge Jeanine Piro,” Herschel Walker described his emotions when seeing athletes refuse to stand for the flag. “It hurts because we’re the greatest country in the world and (they’re) taking a knee on the United States,” Walker said.
Despite his differences with many athletes regarding kneeling, Walker acknowledges the country has its faults. “Do we have our problems? Yes, we do. Can we solve them? Yes, we can.”
However, Walker feels that kneeling during the anthem doesn’t present a solution. “We were taking a knee a couple years ago and what did it accomplish? I said, ‘Guys, what is your endgame? What do you want? No one is saying what they want,” Walker reasoned. “I saw where they say they want justice for Breonna [Taylor] and I do too, but what does that mean? Why don’t people give solutions rather than do things against the greatest country, which is the United States of America?”