The two sides fighting about Anthem protests will never find common ground. Ever. It will always be heated, in the news, and debated. Regardless of what you think of it, know that there will be athletes continuing to do what they feel is right and important, and the opposing side deeming those acts to be disrespectful.
These acts of protest and the debates that follow will not stop, so get used to it.
A viral video of John Krupinsky, assistant coach of the Hat Tricks, a minor league team, in Danbury, Connecticut shows him telling his players to “get the fuck out” if they’re going to be “disrespectful” to the Anthem.
“We’re not women’s soccer. We’re not the NFL,” he says. “If there’s anybody here who is going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian National Anthem, grab your gear and get the fuck out now because you’ll never see the ice in this arena.”
“We don’t have that problem in hockey. We’re better than that, but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that shit was going to happen.”