Jesse Williams is no stranger to calling out the system, especially through the lens of racial and political injustice. This was exactly the case when he was recently asked to share his opinions on the NFL's pregame national anthem ceremony.
Speaking on MSNBC about several NFL stars' kneeling during the pregame "Star Spangled Banner" performance in protest of racial inequality in the United States, the actor claimed the anthem is nothing but a "scam" designed to convince "boys and girls to fly overseas and kill people."
"[Saying] we need to stand and pledge for the allegiance and this anthem thing is a scam," he told host Thomas Roberts. "This is not a part of football... [The pregame national anthem] was invented in 2009 from the government [by] paying the NFL to market military recruitment — to get more people to fight wars to die."
He added that he sees the practice as a show to convince viewers to "go off and fight."
"They're marketing and pumping millions of dollars into the NFL to get us to put on a pageant in front of the NFL football games to get you to go off and fight," he added.
Take a look at the segment, below:
Well, conservatives lost their damn mind. Check out the reactions below:
Lord, truth sure does hurt.
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