Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

“In 2009, Barack Obama’s Department of Defense began paying hundreds of thousands towards teams in a marketing strategy designed to show support for the troops and increase recruitments. The NFL then required all players and personnel to be on the sidelines during the national anthem, in exchange for taxpayers dollars. Prior, the national anthem was played in the stadium but players had the option of staying in the locker room before heading out to the field.”

“Furthermore, teams that showed “Veteran’s Salutes” during games were paid upwards of $5.1 million dollars.”

https://mises.org/blog/stop-wrapping-flag-around-pro-sports