The state of our national sickness has now come to a point where the coach of the USA’s World Cup hockey team is being berated over defending the honor of America. Head coach John Tortorella enraged the political correctness lynch mobs after stating that he would bench any player who did not stand for the national anthem. Such apostasy in the era of the heroic Colin Kaepernick – who would just as soon wipe his ass with the flag as look at it – must not be permitted under any circumstances.

Some cowardly lickspittles in the media set after Tortorella to shame him into begging for forgiveness for his implied blasphemy of the new American idol in San Francisco or face a severe punishment. In cruder times heretics would be stoned or have their tongues cut out but in the modern era it is the stigma of being labeled as an intolerant bigot that serves as the media’s preferred method.

But Tortorella has remained unbowed and steadfast, refusing to back down one inch despite the pressure of the forced diversity fascists.

According to EPSN.com “John Tortorella reiterates that U.S. team must stand for anthem”:

John Tortorella, the coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, isn’t backing off on his comments that he’d bench any player who didn’t stand for the U.S. national anthem.

On Tuesday, Tortorella told ESPN: “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game.” The coach seemed taken aback Wednesday by the reaction to his comment, but he did not backtrack on his stance.

“I’m not backing off,” Tortorella said after the team’s on-ice workout Wednesday.

But the Columbus Blue Jackets coach says he remains unequivocal in his belief that the flag and the anthem should be sacrosanct. Tortorella has a son who is deployed in Afghanistan for the third time as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

“Listen,” he told reporters. “We’re in a great country because we can express ourselves. And I am not against expressing yourselves. That’s what’s great about our country. We can do that. But when there are men and women that give their lives for their flag, for their anthem, have given their lives, continue to put themselves on the line with our services for our flag, for our anthem, families that have been disrupted, traumatic physical injuries, traumatic mental injuries for these people that give us the opportunity to do the things we want to do, there’s no chance an anthem and a flag should come into any type of situation where you’re trying to make a point.

“It is probably the most disrespectful thing you can do as a U.S. citizen is to bring that in. Because that’s our symbol. All for [expressing] yourself. That’s what’s so great. Everybody does. But no chance when it comes to the flag and the anthem. No chance.”

What has been lost in translation to the utterly clueless knuckle-heads who have been bashing Tortorella is that as the coach of the team representing the USA in a global event that he would essentially be sending the message that trashing America is acceptable if he tolerated such protests. That would only server the interests of America’s enemies abroad and make good fodder for ISIS recruiting propaganda which the liberals apparently have no issue with.

One NHL player has joined the critics. Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown blasted Torts via Twitter:

Wouldn’t benching a black man for taking a stance only further prove Kap’s point of oppression? But hey

Maybe this dude is down with mutinous players thumbing their noses at the flag during an international competition but considering that it’s the NHL and not the NFL he is likely only a vocal member of a very minute minority. The Kaepernick fan club though has many members and they will look to be as disruptive as possible trying to turn a flagrant act of disrespect by a lowlife cop hating miscreant into an issue of racial oppression and the crushing of free speech.

Free speech that they seem to have a serious problem with whenever it comes to anyone who is defending the flag. Even freaking Saul Alinsky didn’t go there when it came to trashing the national symbol and that says a helluva lot about how militant that today’s grievance mongers are.

So good for Torts for being steadfast in his convictions and set a damned good example of for fans who are backing America in the World Cup competition.

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