An Indiana bill is proposing fans of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team receive refunds on game tickets if they’re offended by players who kneel during the national anthem.
A number of wypipo have been decrying NFL players’ use of their right to protest since Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee on the playing to denounce police brutality last season.
Indiana representative Milo Smith (R-Columbus) created a proposal which would allow ticket holders to request a refund if they find themselves in their faux patriotic feels at a game in which Colts players don’t honor the anthem. The congressman was inspired to draft the bill because he was once a butthurt fan himself.
An irked Smith was first subjected to the NFL protests in late September along with Vice President Mike Pence. Hundreds of NFL players, including Colts team members, banded together in proving their right to free speech in light of Trump’s condemnation of Kaepernick. Pence was so put off by the demonstration of unity he left the game. Colts players were quickly met with boos from the audience when they took a knee.
“To me when they take a knee during the national anthem, it’s not respecting the national anthem or our country,” Smith said according to Indy Star. “Our government isn’t perfect, but it’s still the best country in the world and I think we need to be respectful of it.”
Months later, Smith, along with countless other NFL fans, still do not want their Sunday entertainment interrupted by reminders of Black pain.
“I’m pretty patriotic, and it didn’t sit right with me,” he said.
If all goes well, Smith will be laughed out of the Indiana House of Representatives for his abhorrent waste of government time and Colts players will continue fighting the powers that be for all NFL fans to see.