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A country singer showed outright disrespect to athletes like Colin Kapernick who have taken a knee on the field during the national anthem. At a recent concert, country singer Neal McCoy sang a new song called “Take a Knee, My A**.”
In the song, McCoy says he will never take a knee because when he pledges allegiance to the flag, he is honoring those who have served for our country. He is totally ignoring the racist history behind the song. The “Star Spangled Banner” was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, a lawyer who believed black people were mentally inferior to whites, opposed abolition and owned slaves. When you listen to the full song, there is a verse that historians say that Key celebrates the deaths of black slaves who fought in the war in exchange for their freedom.
McCoy claims a friend of his wrote the track.
If you like, take a listen below.