Fox News' Tucker Carlson weighed in on the national anthem protests on Monday evening and pulled no punches in his epic takedown of the protesters.
Carlson began the segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight by pointing out that football is one of the few institutions "that unites everybody here across race, income and geography." But now that the anthem protests have infected the sport, Americans can't even unite around football any longer.
"The sight of pampered millionaires giving the rhetorical finger to the country that made them rich is obviously disgusting, so it's no surprise that in stadiums across America fans booed when they saw this," said Carlson.
Carlson noted the irony of the Left defending the protests as free speech when those same people "shut down the political speech of their opponents." But Carlson pointed out that while the First Amendment protects speech, it also protects speech that ridicules other people's speech.
The Fox News host proceeded to highlight the absurdity of the protest itself, arguing that kneeling during the national anthem is a silly way to protest police brutality.
"Learn the facts," said Carlson. "Make your case. Propose solutions. Run for office. Try to make the country better. But no, that's too hard. It's easier to follow the demagogues and attack America itself. You'll win plaudits on Instagram."
Carlson then dropped the hammer as to the threat posed to the country by the anthem protests: it takes away one of the few common symbols of unity Americans have left.
"In the end, love of country is all we have," said Carlson. "We aren't like other nations with a homogenous population and a shared history and religion. Increasingly, we don't even have a common language. So shared belief in America, the country, is the only glue that binds us together."
The full clip can be seen below: