September 28, 2017

PK Subban says he will 'never' kneel for the anthem because he has too much respect for the flag

StaffRebel Columnist

Yet another hockey player has weighed in on kneeling during the The Star-Spangled Banner. And this time, we think you'll agree with their comments.

According to Yahoo News, PK Subban performed at a fundraiser on Tuesday night at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville and told the audience he would “never” kneel for the anthem because of his respect for the American flag.

The Canadian athlete's comments are similar to that made by American Auston Matthews who said kneeling during the anthem disrespects the military.

His comments are also the opposite of those made by San Jose Sharks player, Joel Ward, who is also a black Canadian. When asked if he'd consider taking a kneel during the anthem, Ward said “It’s definitely something I wouldn’t cross out.”

The Yahoo News article continues saying that according to Seth Dean, a Predators fan who was at the fundraiser, Subban took the stage and said, “he will continue to stand, respect, and sing along with U.S. Anthem.”

Subban is seen by many to be the highest caliber black player the NHL has ever had, one of the league's top defensemen, and a fantastic role-model off the ice.

Do you agree with Subban? Let us know in the comments.

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commented 2017-09-29 07:45:47 -0400
Good for him. He can be a bit of a show boat, but I’ll forgive him that – because his heart and brains are in the right place. Oh, and courage too.
commented 2017-09-29 01:02:24 -0400
“Politicians come and go, your country remains”
But in the case of some politicians there may only be remains of our country left.!!
commented 2017-09-28 19:42:31 -0400
Stand up for what’s right. Politicians come and go, your country remains and must be respected and so the flag. That was a damn fine show of respect for our neighbour and a signal to us that we must respect our nation, regardless of the politics of the day. I love my country. Justin not so much. I proudly fly our flag and would have an issue with anyone ‘dissing’ it.
commented 2017-09-28 19:26:20 -0400
Subban, my new favorite player.
commented 2017-09-28 15:41:20 -0400
Subban is on the right side of this issue. I hope other players in the NHL will not join the ridiculous players in the NFL who disrespect the US flag & anthem by kneeling.