Don't mess with Texas. Or country singers from Texas.
Neal McCoy, a hitmaker in the 1990s with seven Top 10 songs, has released a new song that shreds the National Football League players who take a knee during the national anthem.
Neal McCoy debuted the new single, “Take a Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take a Knee)” on Facebook Live.
In a show in Branson, Mo., McCoy said the song was sent to him by a friend.
In it, he sings: "When I see someone on TV take their stand by bending their knee, whether it be on astro turf or grass. I think of those whose freedom was not free, and I say: “Take a knee — my ass!” McCoy sings.
McCoy said he's been on 15 USO tours, KETK-TV in Texas reports.
“I’ve entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world. So, no, this is not a money grab. This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That’s what I’m about.”
McCoy also recently took aim at the GQ cover naming former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.”
“If you haven’t seen it they named their GQ ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2017, Colin Kaepernick,” McCoy says. “Now, I didn’t read the article, I saw it when I was driving, I understand they’re probably going to say he’s done a lot for Civil Rights and everything, and maybe he has. Maybe whatever he was trying to do, with civil unrest, maybe African Americans being treated wrong, or not equally, and some of that’s right. Maybe that’s what he was trying to do. But, taking a knee during the National Anthem at a professional NFL game is not the way to do it.”