TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY VETERANS BESEECH LOCAL FOOTBALL FANS TO STOP DESECRATING NATIONAL ANTHEM WITH 'HOME OF THE CHIEFS' LINE AMID NFL STAR SPANGLED BANNER SIT DOWN CONTROVERSY!!!
Kansas City Chiefs fans who cast aspersions upon 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for sitting down during the national anthem need to look no further than Arrowhead Stadium for an equally controversial and disrespectful treatment of the Star Spangled Banner according to some local veterans.
Let's not forget that the hometown crowd at Arrowhead has changed the ending line of the national anthem and added "Home Of The Chiefs" in a newish tradition that started sometimes around the 90s in Kansas City and has consistently earned rebuke from local patriots.
Accordingly . . .
First on TKC: Kansas City veterans groups plan to use this opportunity to implore football fans to stop changing the national anthem end line to "Home Of The Chiefs" and give the song the respect it deserves if they truly oppose Kaepernick's sit down protest.
To wit . . .
MORE TO THE POINT: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FANS ARE CALLED OUT AS HYPOCRITES DURING THIS NFL CONTROVERSY FOR THEIR SIMILAR NATIONAL ANTHEM DISRESPECT!!!
Here's the word . . .
"If we're going to talk about patriotism and showing respect, let's start in our own city and in our own house. Every time we hear "home of the Chiefs" our national anthem is being destroyed and our veterans are slapped in the face by fans who put football before their country. If this is a moment when Kansas City is going to stand up for the national anthem, let's also end the disrespect at Arrowhead instead of just jumping on the bandwagon."
The local veteran leader said: "In my opinion, Kansas City football fans who sing 'home of the Chiefs' have no moral credibility when they criticize Kaepernick's disgusting actions and statements . . ."
And here's where it gets worse . . .
Don't forget the sordid subject of so-called "paid patriotism" that lingers behind the scenes of this controversy . . . NFL to return $724,000 that taxpayers spent on patriotic tributes
What started as a rumor is now taking hold as news fact . . . There's a growing movement in Kansas City and throughout the nation to stop singing the controversial anthem before football games in order to avert further controversy from left and right. We'll have more on that later but for now, check the links from both sides of this issue as TKC is the FIRST to bring this news home locally . . .
Deadspin: Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Won't Stand For The National Anthem
TMZ: Colin Kaepernick Jersey Burned in Effigy Over National Anthem
The Intercept: Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery
CNET: Kaepernick's refusal to stand for national anthem roils Twitter
USA Today: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll continue to sit' for national anthem
You decide . . .