Louisiana Republican state representative Kenny Harvard threatened on Monday morning that he will do whatever possible to cut millions of state tax dollars to the New Orleans Saints, the NFL, and all associated facilities that receive funding.
Havard's announcement came one day after a group of Saints players engaged in a protest during Sunday's national anthem. According to The Advocate, many in the NFL were protesting the comments recently made by President Trump, who believes that NFL players who do not stand for the national anthem should be fired.
President Trump has been fueling the controversy on Twitter and in a recent speech. You can watch President Trump's remarks at the video below.
"The very reason (the Saints) have the privilege and opportunity to play professional football while being paid millions is because someone in uniform died protecting their right to do so," Havard said, according to The Advocate. "It is a disgrace to the men and women of this nation and state who have sacrificed so much."
"Disrespecting our national anthem and flag in the name of social injustice is the highest form of hypocrisy," Havard said. "It is time the taxpayers quit subsidizing protest on big boy playgrounds. I believe in the right to protest but, not at a taxpayer-subsidized sporting event. Do it on your own time. There are plenty of disabled children, elderly and veterans in this state that would appreciate the money."
In breaking news, NFL fans are retaliating after players protest during the national anthem.