Former NY Giant Michael Strahan Says He Would Kneel For Anthem
Former Giant, NFL Hall of Famer, and current 'Good Morning America' host Michael Strahan was on a recent episode of 'Ellen' and revealed that he would be one of the players kneeling if he were still in the league.
Strahan cited his father, a retired Army major, saying
I would have had a conversation with my father, and based on that conversation, and conversations, I’ve had with him, I’m pretty sure I would have. When my father, who’s 81, can look at me and tell me that he’s not offended by it because he understands, then how could I, who didn’t do that service, be offended?
I know people are already up in arms screaming "just because ONE GUY (your dad) says he's not offended doesn't mean it's not offensive", but I think that's a huge flaw in logic (one that I have heard from various people in my life). The people that use that argument always fail to see the flipside of that, in that just because one guy IS offended doesn't mean everyone is. People love to share the memes of a soldier saying they won't watch the NFL or won't wear Nikes or whatever, as though that individual speaks for the millions of active duty soldiers and veterans.Regardless of what side you're on, I'm genuinely curious as to what backlash Strahan will face. Strahan was always loved by the media, and his charm led him from the football field to television pretty quickly. Are Giants fans going to be burning their 92 jerseys? Will people boycott GMA?More from 105.7 the Hawk: