NFL players who protested the national anthem figured they could get away with complete disrespect for America.

The media was cheerleading their demonstrations against the flag and league owners were cowered into supporting their protests.

Then they got some very bad news.

It started in Louisiana.

State Representative Kenny Havard was outraged over the New Orleans Saints anti-American protest on Sunday.

He announced his intention to introduce legislation to cut off the public funding for the Saints.

The Advocate reported:

Louisiana State Rep. Kenny Havard, R-St. Francisville, said Monday morning that he wants to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to the New Orleans Saints, the NFL and any of those groups’ associated facilities that receive funding.

Havard’s announcement comes a day after a group of Saints players participated in a protest during Sunday’s national anthem before their game against the Panthers. Protests were the focus around the NFL on Sunday as players chose different methods to demonstrate after controversial comments from President Trump late last week.

“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. “It is a disgrace to the men and women of this nation and state who have sacrificed so much.”

Havard’s statement didn’t specify the amount of state money that he proposed be diverted from the Saints the NFL. According to a 2015 Forbes story, Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was “set to rake in an estimated $392 million from state subsidies through 2025.”

He explained why he was considering this drastic step.

The Advocate also reported:

“Disrespecting our national anthem and flag in the name of social injustice is the highest form of hypocrisy,” Havard said. “Our free society made possible by our fighting men and women has made available free education, free lunch, housing and free healthcare and is now be considered socially unjust,” 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.”

Havard was not alone.

Conservatives have long questioned funneling taxpayer money to billionaire sports owners.

Now that the owners and players are united in their desire to display hatred for America and for Donald Trump and his voters, Republicans are wondering why they should receive one dime.

Two senators introduced legislation back in June to ban the practice of NFL owners receiving municipal bonds for their stadiums.

This measure did not attract much attention at the time, but now that the NFL is consumed by anti-American hysteria, the bill is getting a second look.

Do you think the NFL –which allows its players to openly hate America – should receive public money?

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