One of NASCAR’s most prolific drivers has weighed in on the recent controversy of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem prior to games.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. quoted the 35th President of the United States on Twitter Sunday, saying that “All American R granted rights 2 peaceful protests. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 25, 2017
Prior to Sunday’s race in New Hampshire, all NASCAR drivers and crews stood on pit road for the National Anthem. NASCAR team owner Richard Childress was asked what his response would be if any of his staff protested during the anthem, he responded “Get you a ride on a Greyhound bus when the national anthem is over.”
Former driver and racecar legend Richard Petty didn’t mince words either,“Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period.”