- Mar 6, 2013
When there are athletes from competing countries I think it is a nice tradition of respect and sportsmanship for each other as I have explained before.
Which is the place where I have the least objection to it.
It's pure performative nationalism. Really no point to do it in these contexts.It doesn’t bother me that they sing the national anthem ( actually I find the US anthem to be quite pleasant to listen to the Canadian also, even though I am not fond of Russia their anthem is one of the best) I just don’t see the relevance to it when teams are from the same country.
It doesn't become a tradition of doing it in front of all sports until WWII.
Players have been making political statements for decades. If you just object when it is a political position you disagree with, you might want to look at that.Anthems I can live with it is all this political garbage and political correctness that commentators feel they must educate the public on that gets my goat, I wish they would just shut the fuck up and talk about the game and the players abilities and the players also should leave their political views to interviews that are for political reasons not when they are interviewed about the game they just played in.
But really, if someone is famous and they want to use that fame to make a political comment, that's just the way it is.