An unidentified coach has gone viral over social media for his unapologetic patriotism.
Speaking in the locker room ahead of a hockey training camp, the coach said hockey was the most patriotic sport and that the athletes would never play if they disrespected either the American or Canadian flags or national anthems.
“Hey guys, listen up a second,” the coach said, kickstarting his speech. “First day of camp. Something really important.”
“We’re not Women’s Soccer, we’re not the NFL,” he said. “If there’s anybody here who’s going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian National Anthem, grab your gear and get the f*** out now, because you’ll never see the ice in this arena.”
“We don’t have that problem in hockey, we’re better than that,” the coach continued. “But there’s no sense in wasting anyone’s time if that s***t’s going to happen… We’re one of the most patriotic sports that we have out there. So keep that in mind, thank you.”
Check it out (CAUTION: the coach uses profane language):
Coach tells players if you’re going to disrespect the national anthem, get the f*ck out pic.twitter.com/YT7IXa7yVO
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) July 8, 2019
The Western Journal reports:
It’s not clear when or where the coach made those comments. But the fact that he mentions “women’s soccer” suggests it may have happened recently.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s National Team has been in the spotlight in recent months for her controversial stance on the anthem and President Donald Trump.
While she knelt for the playing of the anthem as far back as 2016, she refused to put her hand on her heart for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in May.
Rapinoe told Yahoo Sports in May she would be protesting the anthem as an “F you” to Trump and his administration.
At the time of publishing, the video had garnered over 850,000 views.