Well-known former NFL running back Herschel Walker is having a difficult time understanding something, to say the least. This member of the College Football Hall of Fame and running back for several different NFL teams has also competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics, and he had just one question for all of these “woke” athletes that are protesting at the Olympics: “Why are you here?”
Of course, there are rumors that Walker is considering running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, so he was giving an interview to Fox News where he discussed the activities of current-day Olympic athletes and the tremendous patriotism he experienced when he was a member of the U.S. Olympic bobsleigh team.
“People think I’m very harsh when I say this,” Walker said on Friday. “This is the United States of America, and if people don’t like the rules here — and there’s no doubt we can make some things better — but if people don’t like the rules here, why are you here?”
Walker said that he couldn’t figure out whether the Olympics would be “the right place” for American citizens to protest their country, especially when you consider the fact that there are plenty of foreign athletes “who would love to represent the United States of America” if they were just presented the opportunity.
“It’s very sad to me because any other country… I can promise you… they would not be representing that country,” he added. “I totally disagree with it, but they have the right to do it, even though I think it’s wrong. We have to have leaders that… are going to stand up and say the right thing.”
Herschel Walker not only played in the NFL but he made his mark as one of the greatest college football players of all time, and he said that being a member of the United States’ two-man bobsled team in 1992 was one of the “proudest moments” of his life.
“When I started seeing the United States flag and started seeing the people, the uniform, all my teammates from all different sports coming into that stadium — it almost brought a tear to my eye when I started thinking of where I grew up as a boy in my little hometown, and now having the chance to represent the United States of America,” Walker reminisced. “I couldn’t have been more proud of anything.”
“All of my brothers and sisters were White, but I was [more proud] than anything. I would’ve died for that group over in France if I had to,” Walker said of the USA bobsled team. “[They were] my family. … I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I grew up in South Georgia — never, never could have dreamed of anything like that.”
Walker’s comments stem from all of the “woke” American athletes who continue to stage social justice protests.
For example, hammer thrower Gwen Berry sparked a considerable amount of outrage when she turned away from the American flag as the national anthem played at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials last month after finishing third place in the event. She was also showing off a black T-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” emblazoned on the front of it. It was only a matter of days after the highly publicized event that several internet users unearthed problematic tweets that were highly racist and a large amount of rape “jokes.”
Berry joined the United States Soccer Team, which took a knee before their opening-round contest against Sweden in the Olympics in Tokyo. Team USA lost for the first time in two years after they did their protest.