'Too many people have died': Fox host attacks NFL racism protests for ruining her 'pizza and popcorn'
Ainsley Earhardt (Fox News/screen grab)

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.