ESPN Contributors: National Anthem is a "War Anthem"

Posted: Nov 07, 2013 2:09 PM
Wednesday on ESPN’s "Around the Horn," J.A. Adande and Kevin Blackistone ripped into Northwestern University’s controversial American flag-themed Under Armour football uniforms designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project:

Adande: If it makes people uncomfortable, thoughts of war should make people uncomfortable. There’s nothing comforting about war. And utilizing the flag in the uniform, we’ve seen that in baseball caps, we’ve seen that in other uniforms, so that’s nothing new. It actually bothers me that nothing says Northwestern on the helmet.

Blackistone: You are conflating a war anthem with a simple game. When you have military flyovers and the military symbolism that goes on in sports, I think you’ve got a problem.

Recommended Townhall Video