The NHL’s Stanley Cup Play-Offs showed a much-needed glimmer of proud, American patriotism in recent weeks as fans from New York to Florida belted-out the National Anthem to express their pride in the United States.
Leaving many to ask, why can’t this happen in other sports?
“I was watching the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup… I love sports. Tampa Bay just won the Stanley Cup. But something happened at the Nassau Coliseum… It was really cool to see all the fans sing the National Anthem. The song gets started and the fans take-over,” said Hannity.
“I would love to see this become the norm in every sport. Major League Baseball, Basketball arenas, football stadiums, I would love to see this become the new norm,” he added.
“I want the fans to take-over. I’d love to see this happen in every sport,” concluded Sean.
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AMERICA'S COACH: Hockey Coach Speaks Out After Telling Team to Respect USA or ‘Get the F*** Out’
A Connecticut hockey coach whose video went viral on social media in recent days spoke with Fox News Thursday; saying he “takes pride” in his country and his players need to respect “soldiers, firemen, and police.”
Coach John Krupinsky stopped-by ‘Fox and Friends’ to discuss the famous footage after hundreds of thousands of users applauded his patriotic speech.
“I take pride in my country,” said Krupinksy. “I’ve unfortunately seen it cover too many coffins. I think we can take a timeout to give two minutes’ worth of respect to our soldiers, to our firemen, to your policemen. I don’t think that’s asking too much. I’m not going to apologize for asking players to show a little bit of respect when it’s either the American or Canadian national anthem.”
“Some people said, ‘oh you wouldn’t let your players protest.’ I wanna be clear: My players would be free to protest on their day off,” he said. “If they had something they wanted to do. My owners are awesome – they would give them the team bus to go.
“But when they’re playing the national anthem, I don’t think it’s too much to ask your employees to show some respect for the flag and for the country,” he added.
“If there’s anybody here who is going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian national anthem, grab your gear and get the f–k out now because you’ll never see the ice in this arena,” Krupinsky told his players in the viral video. “We don’t have that problem in hockey. We’re better than that, but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that s–t was going to happen.”
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BREAKING NOW: NHL Joins NBA, Suspends Hockey Season Over Coronavirus Fears
The National Hockey League suspended their 2019-2020 season Thursday afternoon over fears of the Coronavirus outbreak; joining the NBA and Major League Soccer in postponing future games to avoid new infections.
“The National Hockey League suspended its 2019-2020 regular season due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. The suspension begins immediately, and games planned for Thursday night will be canceled, the league said,” reports CNBC.
“Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup,” the NHL said in a statement.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
The NHL has put a pause on the 2019-20 season. pic.twitter.com/zZb7rqe2wb
— NHL on NBC Sports (@NHLonNBCSports) March 12, 2020
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