Former NFL TE and Fox Sports 1’s Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe not only committed character assassination against the fans of the Green Bay Packers when they chose not to protest the National Anthem during the Thursday night, but what he said about the American flag is truly disgusting. Shannon Sharpe called the American flag a racist “piece of cloth” that “nobody fights for.”
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Guess who sponsored Shannon Sharpe’s tirade about the American flag? It was the Undisputed advertisers Nationwide, Playstation Vue, and Dairy Queen.
Here is the full transcript from the September 29th, 2017 edition of Fox Sports1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed:
FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
September 29, 2017
3:15 p.m. Eastern
SHANNON SHARPE: The flag, you see, to a lot of people, symbols, patriotism but what does that symbol actually mean? What does — what does – okay — you keep telling me that the flag means so much and it’s opportunity and freedom and liberty. Okay. Can you honestly say that everybody in America has freedom and liberties and opportunity?
SKIP BAYLESS: No.
SHARPE: Well, of you can’t answer, we will have a problem and we would like to have it addressed.
SHARPE: And stop trying to sweep it under the rug. But, see, as long as you paint that narrative, oh, it’s the Anthem, I can’t — no — anybody that does something to the Anthem — well, we know what the anthem was originally written for and who it was written by, okay? The flag, okay? We understand what the flag? What does it represent? When did this narrative come to be that the military and the police own the flag and only them? I can go buy a flag and I can hang it up in my backyard. We need to stop this, Skip. We need to — the flag is a piece of cloth and nobody fights for a piece of cloth.
BAYLESS: Yeah, they do. Don’t say that.
SHARPE: So, you —
BAYLESS: That’s the symbol of this country. That’s what it represents.
SHARPE: So they’ll fight for a pair of jeans?
BAYLESS: You should own that.
SHARPE: They’ll fight for a pair of jeans?
BAYLESS: If that’s what we had chosen in 1776, that represents our nation —
SHARPE: Skip, Skip —
BAYLESS: You better believe they would.
SHARPE: Skip, it’s a piece — the symbol — listen —
BAYLESS: It’s the symbol of our country. What are you talking about?
SHARPE: Okay, so the symbol of your country — so the symbol of your country is racism.
BAYLESS: Why do white kids get shot in the ’60s? For burning jeans? No, they burned the flag. And bunch of them died.
SHARPE: The symbol. The symbol. But what does that symbol represent? So long as you got a symbol — Skip — let me explain it to you like this. The symbol, okay, the American flag, what is the representation of that symbol? What does the flag actually mean?
BAYLESS: You know what it means. It stands for America. It stands for the greatest country in the world. That’s how most people look at it.