Country singer Neal McCoy joined “The Conservative Cartel” over the weekend to discuss his latest song dedicated to National Football League players kneeling for the national anthem: “Take a knee, my a**.”
McCoy performed the song at a concert and it has since gone viral. On this episode, the singer discussed his love for America, patriotism, and the short videos he publishes of himself online reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The country artist recites the pledge live each day on Facebook and is on a 690 day streak which has earned McCoy a large following.
McCoy says his patriotism is owed in part to his mother who is from the Philippines. He said she instilled love and appreciation for America in him early, and told him to never take his freedoms for granted.
Some praised him for criticizing the players and others trolled him on Twitter.
Hi, @NealMcCoy. Neat new song you got there. But nobody is forcing you to take a knee. That's the awesome thing about this country. Some folks feel they need to protest instances of police brutality, so they're free to do so. You aren't required to follow suit. That's #Freedom!
— Chris Lavoie (@RadioGuyChris) November 17, 2017
28 years in the US Navy. I'd kneel beside Mr. Kaepernick or anyone protesting Social Injustice and Tainted Civil Rights. During the anthem or at any time… #TakeAKnee ! Chief Petty Officer #UppityWhiteBoy … pic.twitter.com/OIDgWLVhK0
— Robert Challender (@TheMMChief) November 17, 2017
Tune into the podcast to hear what inspired the song and what he thinks of the NFL.