The controversy continues after days of celebrities and public figures voicing their thoughts on the trend of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
But, rather than simply give an opinion, Ted Nugent used the opportunity to post a passage attributed to Stanislaus Drew.
“When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have,” the post read.
This was just one of many lines expressing displeasure with the players who some believe have dishonored what the flag stands for.
“That’s what the red stripes mean,” the post continued. “It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.”
The post suggests that by not standing during the national anthem, the players didn’t respect the sacrifices made by so many veterans.
“You haven’t an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your ‘protest’ is duly noted,” the author wrote.
It’s still unclear how far the NFL is willing to let this controversy go.
In the meantime, the post shared by Nugent invites those who kneel during the anthem to “come with me to church on Sunday and we’ll both kneel before the Almighty God.”