Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt said on Tuesday that she supported NFL players’ right to protest as long as they did not do it during the national anthem.
Fox & Friends began its Tuesday edition by rehashing the ongoing discussion about whether NFL players should take a knee during the anthem to protest systemic racism in America.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade complained that players were not playing their best because of disagreements with coaches and owners over the protests.
“This whole thing couldn’t be more of a mess,” Kilmeade opined. “This is going to set up an unbelievable lose-lose situation.”
Earhardt replied: “It’s interesting, though, the people that are fighting because the division in our country, are dividing the country! Football will never be the same. I just want to turn on the TV and watch a game, you know? And eat popcorn and pizza.”
“Listen,” she added, “I think, if you have a problem with the country, protest, do whatever you want, do it peacefully. You can take a knee, just don’t do it during the national anthem. Too many people have died for this country.”
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 10, 2017.