Steven Seagal Slams NFL Players Who Kneel During National Anthem

Action star Steven Seagal is not too happy about seeing kneeling athletes during NFL football games. He said that it is “disgusting” that NFL players are jamming political protests down the throats of football fans.

The 65-year-old actor was asked about the recent protests in a Wednesday interview on “Good Morning Britain.”


“I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views,” Seagal said, according to Western Journalism.

“I think it’s outrageous, I think it’s a joke, it’s disgusting,” said Seagal.

“I respect the American flag. I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it’s an outrage,” he said.

Seagal risked his life on film multiple times, but also did serve as a reserve chief in a Louisiana county sheriff’s office.

Seagal is among a small cadre of Hollywood personalities not following the liberal party line about the NFL’s protests.


Game show host Wink Martindale raised a Twitter eyebrow at how the NFL players acted in Britain.

During his appearance Wednesday on British TV, Seagal defended President Donald Trump.

“We have these Democrats that have this whole other agenda to kind of — when I say Democrats, it’s not just the Democrats — but there are this whole group of leftover Obama-ites and people that feel they should … overthrow Trump,” Seagal said.

“Any decisions he makes, anything that he tries to do, he gets blocked so often from the … enemies within, so it’s very difficult for him to do anything,” he said.

Seagal also did not agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has anything to do or somehow affected last year’s U.S. election.

“Let’s be really honest. Every country is involved in espionage. We all spy on each other,” Seagal said. “For anyone to think Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections or that the Russians even have that kind of technology is stupid.