“Take a knee” protests during the national anthem started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have received an inordinate and disproportionate amount of media publicity.
ESPN — which fired former Boston Red Sox star Curt Schilling more or less for violating a corporate no-politics rule — in particular has been “singing” Kaeperpernick’s praises. Kaepernick has inspired similar symbolic protests on other professional sports teams and at lower levels of athletic competition. In the meantime, the tanking of NFL ratings this season may be partially attributable to Colin Kapernick’s divisive protests.
For a complete change of pace, check out this South Carolina man who honored America by performing the Star-Spangled Banner while at the same time painting a mural during the pre-game ceremonies at an East Coast Hockey League game on Saturday between the Brampton Beast and the Toledo Walleye.
Meet artist Joe Everson who specializes in live-action painting while singing.
From Right Wing News:
An artist that can sing is great. But an artist that can sing the national anthem AND paint a masterpiece…? Now that takes some serious skill and talent, and this guy is one that has all of that, and then some…Everson believes that with the upcoming election, he believes that Americans feel a sense of pride for their country, and also believes that what he does just reinforces it.
Make sure you watch this video all the way to the end because the finale will blow your mind:
This guy just sang the national anthem at the Walleye game…this is awesome…watch til the end! pic.twitter.com/6JCSR7F8ba
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 22, 2016
“No matter how many renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner you’ve seen as a sports fan, there’s a good chance you’ve never witnessed an anthem like the one before an ECHL game this weekend,” Fox Sports noted.