Rush Limbaugh weighed-in on the ongoing controversy swirling around the NFL on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, telling Sean that left-wing activists have “hijacked the game” to promote their liberal agenda around the country.
“Rush Limbaugh has been one of the strongest voices against NFL players protesting our flag, our national anthem. He is one of the NFL’s biggest fans,” said Sean.
“I woke up Sunday morning after the President made his comments in Alabama, I’m looking at the way the media is covering it and what’s intended to happen on Sunday, and they’ve hijacked this game. The Left has hijacked this game,” said Rush.
“It used to be a respite, it used to be a place you go to escape all this,” he added. “To watch them get caught up in something I don’t think they understand; they’re back-tracking now.”
“Why are they messing around on the side-line? Disrespecting the flag, disrespecting the anthem, what’s the point?” asked Limbaugh. “They’re not accomplishing anything except harming the enterprise. Whatever’s happening in the NFL right now, it’s not how you grow it.”
“[The NFL is] patriotic, you’ve got the flag, you’ve got the anthem, you’ve got uniformed military personnel; all the things that the left wants to erase from this country,” he added. “[The players] think it’s about police brutality, they think it’s about righting social wrongs; this is an attack on the NFL as an institution.
Watch Rush on ‘Hannity’ above.