Legendary entertainer Wayne Newton weighed in on the handful of NFL players, led by 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who are disrespecting the American flag and everything it stands for by refusing to sit during the National Anthem.
If Kaepernick and his ilk don’t like America, Newton said during a Monday appearance on FOX & Friends, they should “get the hell out” of the country and the National Anthem is not the time or place to be launching a political protest.
“I think every American has the right to say anything whatever it is that freedom offers us. However, during the National Anthem is not a time or a place to show that kind of thing,” Newton said. “And I have no tolerance at all for it. And I support their right to say what they believe and how they believe it but that’s the wrong place and time,” he declared.
“So if they don’t like it?” one of the hosts out of the view of the camera asked Newton.
“Get the hell out,” Wayne Newton answered without hesitation.
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) September 12, 2016