A new country single takes aim at the anthem protests that have made the rounds through the sports world.
Since Colin Kaepernick began his national anthem protest last NFL season, debate over his action—taking a knee during the song—has raged.
We’ve seen people in virtually every arena discuss the act of kneeling during the national anthem, and now country artist Neal McCoy has made his thoughts very clear with a new song.
Debuted in Branson, Missouri last week, the song is titled “Take a Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take a Knee).”
McCoy directly spoke out about Kaepernick’s protest, after the free agent quarterback was named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” earlier this month, according to KETK in Longview, Texas.
“If you haven’t seen it they named their GQ ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2017, Colin Kaepernick,” McCoy says. “Now, I didn’t read the article, I saw it when I was driving, I understand they’re probably going to say he’s done a lot for Civil Rights and everything, and maybe he has. Maybe whatever he was trying to do, with civil unrest, maybe African Americans being treated wrong, or not equally, and some of that’s right. Maybe that’s what he was trying to do. But, taking a knee during the National Anthem at a professional NFL game is not the way to do it.”
The studio version song has over 21,000 views on YouTube since being posted on Tuesday.