Former Football Star and Olympian Herschel Walker Asks Protesting American Athletes ‘Why Are You Here?’
Soccer legend and potential Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker asked why American Olympians who regularly oppose their country even bother going to Tokyo on Friday in an interview with Fox News.
Like politic Having taken over the sport in America, American athletes representing the country in Japan seem poised to turn the international event into a spectacle.
Example: “wake up” United States women’s soccer team lost to Sweden 3-0 on Wednesday in their Olympic opening match. The loss came after the women on the team knelt in foreign soil while expressing support for the anti-American Black Lives Matter movement.
Kneel before the Swedes, losers.
Sweden dominates USWNT in 3-0 win in opening match at Tokyo Olympics https://t.co/8imKvAywDa via @usatoday
– Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 21, 2021
Walker, 59, cut down such public political protests when speaking to Fox News.
“People think I’m harsh when I say this,” Walker said. “This is the United States of America, and if people don’t like the rules here – and we can certainly make some things better – but if people don’t like the rules here, why? Are you here again?”
University of Georgia Cup winner Heisman and USFL and NFL superstar, himself black, asked loudly if the Olympic Games were the right place for someone to dump their country’s trash.
Walker said there are talented athletes around the globe “who want to represent the United States of America.”
Meanwhile, our country is stuck with the likes of Megan Rapinoe, the agitated, purple-haired face of US women’s sports. Somehow, Rapinoe remains an embarrassment, even as a good sport when destroyed by the Swedes.
Megan Rapinoe did not hold back about the disappointing 3-0 loss of the US women’s national team to Sweden. 😳 pic.twitter.com/Z3yU2GN03c
– theScore (@theScore) July 21, 2021
Walker also misses himself Olympic experience in 1992, when he was a member of Team USA’s snowmobile racing team in the Winter Olympics.
The former Georgia Bulldog said participating in games and representing his country was one of his “proudest moments”.
“When I started seeing the US flag and started seeing people, uniforms, all my teammates from all different sports coming to that stadium – it almost made me tears when I start thinking about where I grew up as a boy. in my little hometown, and now have the opportunity to represent the United States of America,” he told Fox News.
“I couldn’t be more proud of anything,” he added.
Walker reminds those who hold the country they represent with contempt that their disrespectful actions will not be tolerated in any other country.
“I’m upset because any other country… I can promise you… they wouldn’t represent that country,” he said.
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Walker is not against the right protest. But he objected to the way such protests were conducted.
“I totally disagree with that, but they have the right to do it, even though I think it’s wrong,” he said. “We must have leaders… who will stand up and say the right thing. You can feel it in a certain way and I think that’s great, but this is the Olympics of the United States.”
“I’m not sure if it’s the time or the place,” he concluded.
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