The Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, responded to the NFL this week by announcing that they stand for the national anthem because the sacrifices made by American heroes are “far too sacred” to protest.
“The LFL recognizes everyone’s First Amendment right to protest, but our nation’s flag and anthem are far too sacred,” the league said Tuesday. “Too many fellow Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice, so that our flag and anthem continue in all its majesty.”
The league also released a video announcing their support for the U.S. flag and the national anthem.
“It symbolizes all the blood, sweat, and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag across our nation,” the LFL says in the video. “The LFL salutes all those who make this the greatest country in the world.”
“We stand in salute of our flag.”
For those who are not familiar with the LFL, the all-women league is hard-hitting and in some instances is even more rough-and-tough than the NFL.
Here are some clips from LFL games: