The legendary athlete Herschel Walker has harsh words to say about today’s woke Olympians.
Some athletes get there 15 minutes of fame.
But other athletes become legends.
Herschel Walker is a football legend, so when he speaks, people listen.
So what did he have to say?
Let’s just say that he’s not happy about these woke Olympians.
After all, if you are not proud to be an American, then why should you represent America at all at the Olympics?
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Herschel Walker on Olympic protests: 'If people don’t like the rules, why are you here?' https://t.co/LLudOrwLY8
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2021
"I love America for many reasons, but most of all because this is the land of opportunity,” said @HerschelWalker, former NFL player, and mental health advocate for UHS Patriot Support Programs. “I salute the brave individuals who have dedicated their lives to keeping us free.” pic.twitter.com/Nnme11RMjs
— UHS, Inc. (@UHS_Inc) July 2, 2021
Walker’s comments come as speculation mounts that he is planning a run for political office.
If Walker does run, it is most likely that he will run as a Republican.
Breitbart confirms Walker’s comments against woke athletes:
Football legend Herschel Walker recently sounded off about Olympians protesting the American flag and kneeling before games.
“People think I’m very harsh when I say this,” Walker told Fox News during an interview on Friday. “This is the United States of America, and if people don’t like the rules here — and there’s no doubt we can make some things better — but if people don’t like the rules here, why are you here?”
He also questioned if the Olympics is the “right place” for Americans to protest their own nation in light of athletes from other countries “who would love to represent the United States of America” if they had the opportunity.
Walker competed in the 1992 Olympics when he raced with Team USA’s two-man bobsled team. He described the experience as one of his proudest moments “coming from South Georgia and representing the United States.”
“When I started seeing the United States flag and started seeing the people, the uniform, all my teammates from all different sports coming into that stadium — it almost brought a tear to my eye when I started thinking of where I grew up as a boy in my little hometown, and now having the chance to represent the United States of America,” Walker noted, adding, “I couldn’t have been more proud of anything.”
The Tokyo Summer Olympics opened Friday evening with fireworks and choreography in a near-empty stadium, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
Meanwhile, Olympic athletes should avoid “divisive” political statements during the games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned recently.
“Olympics chief Thomas Bach said that political activism should not overshadow the games themselves, as athletes in America and Britain have increasingly used their platforms to promote leftist gestures such as the Black Lives Matter-inspired ‘taking the knee’ during sporting events,” Breitbart News reported.
Walker believes leaders in sports should encourage U.S. athletes to send the correct message.
“It’s very sad to me because any other country… I can promise you… they would not be representing that country,” he noted. “I totally disagree with it, but they have the right to do it, even though I think it’s wrong.”
It’s hard to imagine athletes of any other country disrespecting their flag.
In fact, you don’t see that happen.
But because of the Democrat party and the radical left, it is now the “cool” thing to disrespect the American flag.
It’s time to ignore all the kneeling, backing turning, and fist pumping from American athletes. They are just embarrassing themselves and losing credibility daily. Time to praise American athletes who stand for the national anthem and salute the flag.https://t.co/kW9WuPAvQi
— Mtnstarfrom915 (@mtnstarfrom915) July 21, 2021
To all those ungrateful anti-American athletes representing us in the Olympics, just remember, Arlington National Cemetery contains 400K reasons why we stand for the National Anthem & show respect for our flag.
— 🇺🇸Patriot Party GRIZZ🇺🇸 (@Real_G2DAZ) July 24, 2021
Woke Olympic athletes don’t deserve to represent the American flag. Team BLM can go fly the Marxist Black Lives Matter flag and kneel during the Black National Anthem’’ for all I care. They aren’t fit to carry on the American tradition.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 23, 2021
If Herschel Walker runs, he will likely run for a Senate seat.
Early reports indicate that Mitch McConnell is working behind the scenes to make sure Walker DOESN’T get elected.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, claimed that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, was playing “dirty politics”— after a former chief of staff for the top GOP lawmaker shared a negative article about former NFL player and potential Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
Josh Holmes, the former McConnell aide who stopped working for the senator in 2015, posted a link to an article published by the Associated Press. The article outlined allegations against Walker, a Trump-backed potential candidate to run for the Senate in Georgia. Citing public records, the article alleged that Walker repeatedly threatened to kill his ex-wife and “exaggerated his success.”
“This is about as comprehensive a takedown as I’ve ever read. My lord,” Holmes tweeted on Friday.
Then on Saturday morning, Greene retweeted Holmes post, claiming that McConnell was behind the well-reported article published by AP.
“This is @LeaderMcConnell’s organized opposition research leak to dirty up @HerschelWalker and shared by Josh Holmes – McConnell’s former Chief of Staff and campaign manager. This is how dirty politics work,” the congresswoman tweeted. “McConnell doesn’t want Herschel bc he’ll be a champion for the people.”
Shortly later, Holmes retweeted Greene, dismissing her claim. “Oh FFS. RIP my menchies,” he wrote.
If Herschel runs, we predict he will receive President Trump’s endorsement.
Herschel has supported Trump no matter what.
And President Trump has likewise had Herschel’s back!
This is how dirty politics work.
McConnell doesn’t want Herschel bc he’ll be a champion for the people. https://t.co/r3X0LrbIJg
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 24, 2021