Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” show discussed the two American athletes at the Pan Am Games in Peru this weekend who protested the national anthem.
One fencer who won a gold medal, Race Imboden, took a knee during the national anthem to protest. Hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist at the end of the anthem.
As a result, the United States Olympic And Paralympic Committee has said the gold medal winner may face disciplinary action for his protest.
On Monday morning, Fox contributor Mark Steyn said he believes these protests are worse that the Colin Kaepernick protest.
“I don’t agree with what Kaepernick does, but he is playing for some local sports team against another local sports team. In this case, this guy has been specifically invited to represent the country.”
Steyn said standing for the anthem is “the most basic thing you can do,” and Imboden has chosen to “humiliate America on the international stage.” He said that no one is going to listen to Imboden if he doesn’t share enough with them to stand for the national anthem.
Dan Bongino also weighed in, saying he’s “really tired of these people,” and “we share nothing in common with them.”
“We share almost nothing in common anymore with liberals,” Bongino added. Bongino said that sports were once a common space between the left and the right where Americans could go for refuge between the friction of politics, and “liberals have to destroy it because they are a forest fire for every single thing they touch.”