Neal McCoy, country music star, released a song just for Kaepernick and the #TakeAKnee movement titled: “Take a Knee…My A**!” — a song he co-wrote with a buddy of his.
And simply based on the song’s title, you can see how it’s a jab at the #TakeAKnee protest, a protest started by former 49ers player Colin Kaepernick.
Yet again we see another example of how one should protest. Not with violence, not with disrespecting our national anthem, and not with disrespecting our troops.
McCoy is also well-known for posting hundreds of videos of himself reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on social media. And of course, leave it to them good’ol boys to know exactly how to say what we’re all thinking! Or in some cases are already saying on social media!
As reported by Beth Baumann for Town Hall:
“When I see someone on TV take their stand by bending their knee, whether it be on astroturf or grass,” the lyrics say. “I think of those whose freedom was not free, and I say: ‘Take a knee – my a**!’”
According to McCoy, this song is an expression of how he feels about the controversial subject. He explains his view of the military as his reason for standing during the National Anthem.
“This is not a money grab for me — this is how I feel,” McCoy told the Longview-News Journal. “The American flag is on the side of my bus, and so is the Pledge of Allegiance.”
“This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That’s what I’m about,” McCoy told the Washington Examiner.
When asked what he thought of Kaepernick, McCoy explained what he thought the NFL star would be known for and why he was opposed to kneeling during the National Anthem.