Herschel Walker Blasts Athletes Protesting at Olympics: 'Why Are You Here?'
Football star slams Olympic athletes for promoting divisive far-left talking points
Former football star Herschel Walker has slammed Team USA athletes for promoting a divisive far-left political agenda while protesting against America during the Olympics Games in Tokyo.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News on Friday, Walker, an outspoken Trump supporter, discussed the protesting that has taken place at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.
"People think I’m very harsh when I say this," Walker began.
"This is the United States of America, and if people don’t like the rules here — and there’s no doubt we can make some things better — but if people don’t like the rules here, why are you here?”
Walker recalled being part of Team USA during the 1992 Olympics when he participated on the two-man bobsled team.
It was “one of the proudest moments, coming from South Georgia and representing the United States,” he said.
"When I started seeing the United States flag and started seeing the people, the uniform, all my teammates from all different sports coming into that stadium — it almost brought a tear to my eye when I started thinking of where I grew up as a boy in my little hometown, and now having the chance to represent the United States of America,” Walker said, per Fox News.
"I couldn’t have been more proud of anything.”
"All of my brothers and sisters were white, but I was [more proud] than anything.
"I would’ve died for that group over in France if I had to,” Walker said of the USA bobsled team.
"[They were] my family. … I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
"I grew up in South Georgia — never, never could have dreamed of anything like that.”
He wondered whether the Olympics is “the right place” for Americans to be involved in protesting the U.S. due to the fact that many athletes are there who are from other countries “who would love to represent the United States of America” if provided with the opportunity.
Walker’s comments come after Americans have witnessed several athletes protesting the United States of America in events leading up to the Olympics.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, athlete Gwen Berry notably turned away from the American flag during the national anthem in protest at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
Berry placed third in the hammer throw on Saturday, qualifying her for the Tokyo Olympics.
As the National Anthem began to play with the winners standing on the podium, Berry turned away from the flag so that she was facing the stands.
Toward the end of the anthem, she pulled up a black T-shirt with the words "Activist Athlete" on the front to cover her head.
The U.S. women’s soccer team took a knee before their game against Sweden which they lost 3-0.
It wasn't the first time the USWNT has suffered a humiliating defeat, however.
In 2017, the women's national soccer squad was hammered by a team of 15-year-old schoolboys ahead of their big game against Russia.