A North Dakota farmer wanted to send the NFL a message on kneeling during the national anthem — so he grabbed his tractor and went to work.
Gene Hanson, 77, owns an 850-acre farm in Edgeley, North Dakota, where he decided to use his tractor to write a massive message stretching the length of two-football fields: “We Stand For The National Anthem.”
“I go with Trump on this one,” Hanson told Fox News this week. “If you want to protest, that’s not the place to do it.”
Hanson, using his “old” Massey tractor, wrote the message without using a GPS device to help guide him.
“A lot of people died over our flag,” Hanson continued. “We’re able to voice our opinion because of it. If you’re going to show respect for anything, do it for the national anthem.”
This is not Hanson’s first time writing messages on his land; in fact, he has a process in place to determine if his work is worthy of sharing with friends.
“He flies his two-seater plane, and if his design passes the test, he snaps a pic with a Cannon camera and posts it on Facebook,” Fox News added. “He said he's only been unsuccessful twice.”
Hanson, who is a devout Christian, plans to add onto his message when weather permits: “We kneel at the Cross.”
Some of Hanson’s previous messages include: “Never Hillary,” “Drain the Swamp,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “GOP, get your act together,” and “Vote Trump.”
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