“Sharon” from Williamstown, N.J., just can’t take the disrespect of the American flag from football players during the national anthem. She, like most other tone-deaf white Americans, still believes that taking a knee during the national anthem is about this stupid flag and that racist-ass song, so she called the “independents line” on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to shed precious snowflake tears because she can’t watch football anymore if players continue to protest.
“I’m a big huge football fan, but I can’t watch it anymore because it brings tears to my eyes,” Sharon explained, Raw Story reports. “It’s too painful, so I can’t do that.”
According to Sharon, the flag “is a symbol of imperfect people in an imperfect country always trying to do the right thing.”
“It’s just shameful and it hurts me to see people taking a knee when we are supposed to be joyful about living in this country,” she said. “After I saw what happened [with players kneeling during the anthem], I tried to watch it and I just couldn’t because I just kept crying.”
And then Sharon broke down into a mound of pudding and released the whitest tears.
“I just don’t understand why people do these things,” she sniffled. “I miss my Monday nights. I’m an addict. I have two televisions on watching two different time zones. I’m crazy about football, but I just can’t take the pain.
“It hurts … too much,” Sharon concluded.
You know what else hurts, Sharon? Racism. You know what else hurts, Sharon? Watching video of Tamir Rice being gunned down in the street by a cop so reckless he could barely get out of the car before he fired bullets into the 12-year-old. You know what else hurts, Sharon? Watching Eric Garner plead with police to get the fuck off of him because he couldn’t breathe—for the crime of selling loosies. With all due respect, Sharon—and all the other Sharons who still think this protest is about the flag or the national anthem—get the fuck over it, snowflake.
Read more at Raw Story.