Racing Legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shows Solidarity with NFL Players Protesting Trump
While various NASCAR owners threatened to fire drivers who protest during the national anthem, one of the most recognizable faces of racing in the world is taking the opposite stand.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted about the importance of nonviolent protest on Monday. He quoted JFK in saying that trying to silence peaceful revolutionaries paves the way to violence and that all Americans have a right to peaceful protest.
All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@Dale Earnhardt Jr.)1506340482.0
NASCAR is often considered one of the most conservative organizations in the world of sports. President Trump tweeted his support for NASCAR after being informed that many members were taking his side about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1506338725.0
We'll see if he feels the same way after he hears what Earnhardt has to say.