Country music singer Neal McCoy was performing in Missouri when he decided to unveil a new song, a song so new that he had to read the lyrics as he sang. The song titled “Take a Knee My A**” takes aim at people protesting the national anthem.
“When I see somebody on TV take their stand on bended knee, whether it be on Astroturf or grass, I think of those whose freedom was not free,” the song goes. “And I say take a knee my a**.”
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“I won’t forget I owe a debt of gratitude I never can repay. Arm in arm and side by side, America’s heroes fought and died. Is showing respect too much to ask,” the song continues.
As he sang, the audience stood in solidarity.
KETK reported McCoy further explained why he’ll never take a knee:
I’ve been on 15 USO tours. I’ve entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world. So, no, this is not a money grab. This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That’s what I’m about.
The country singer makes it a priority to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day on Facebook. As of Wednesday, McCoy has recorded himself saying the pledge for 678 days in a row.