Unless you are one of those few people that’s actually a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan and thus aren’t one of the ones that doubted them the whole season like Brittany Mahomes posted about, the real highlight of Super Bowl LVII was Chris Stapleton’s incredible rendition of the Amerian National Anthem.
— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2023
Though many were tearfully moved by Stapelton’s rendition of the National Anthem, there were others who didn’t show the respect due to the flag, country, or anthem. Particularly, there were quite a few grown men that should have known better who didn’t even remove their hats.
Blowing up on those man-children with no sense of respect or decency was country music superstar Darius Rucker. He, posting about it on Twitter, said “I just saw grown men keep their hats in during the National Anthem and that really sucked.” He then added, “Awesome job @ChrisStapleton u killed it!!!!!!”
I just saw grown men keep their hats in during the National Anthem and that really sucked. Awesome job @ChrisStapleton u killed it!!!!!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) February 12, 2023
Many commenters on the tweet agreed with Rucker, saying things like:
“Agree, I get so pissed off. Both my grandfathers cough in WWII and my dad enlisted. It’s rude and disrespectful. You always should remove your hat!!!”
“You are so right! I was sad to see that, too. Loved seeing you in my area, long ago. Love you even more, now!
@ChrisStapleton @dariusrucker ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️”
“Lack of respect in this country never ceases to amaze. @ChrisStapleton is the awesome…est!!!!”
“Terrible that they didn’t remove their hats. Stapleton was remarkable!”
“If my dad ever saw me leave my hat on or not cover my heart he would in his words, “wear that rear end out.””
“Chris was outstanding. Darius, it just goes to show how some people have no clue what patriotism even means. They’ve missed the boat completely!”
“Seeing it more and more at sporting events even here in Canada. My boys learned this lesson early in their young lives.”
Louder with Crowder, commenting on Rucker’s tweet and what people should have done while the National Anthem was being sung, said:
A debate broke out in his mentions, natch. Which I don’t think was Rucker’s intention. It’s not like Don Lemon being snippy over who Elon Musk was enjoying charcuterie with. Darius used Twitter as it’s meant to be used. “This is my IRL thought right now, send tweet.” Then he opened a beer and triple-checked his Super Bowl poll numbers like a normie.
He’s still right. You need to do two things when the National Anthem is being played. Remove your hat, which even that I think is just for dudes. And either sing along or stand in silence. It’s not difficult to do.
If this were my dad, he’d even have a problem with people applauding during the song. In the olden days, somewhere in-between a bygone era and low-information zoomers deciding that being respectful was literate hate speech, people would hold their applause until before “…and the home of the brave.”
Darius Rucker is right about this. Take your damn hat off.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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