Bless KU coach Bill Self for speaking out on an issue that has nothing to do with college basketball but everything to do with respecting this nation.
By Yael T. Abouhalkah
The Kansas City Star
Self said Wednesday he doesnt think KU students should sing Home of the .... Chiefs at the end of the national anthem in games at Allen Fieldhouse.
Its most disrespectful to the people who have served in the military to keep our freedoms in far-off lands.
Of course, every time I write about this topic, I hear from the its my right crowd, as in these people have the right to say whatever they want at the end of the anthem.
Yeah, sure they do. But why?
Because the people they are disrespecting with their little antics fought for that freedom and your right to say what you want.
Self said it well:
Thats not what needs to be done in this particular situation. Especially in todays time when theres so much publicity and notoriety, rightfully so, to the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country. I think its probably not something we should do, but from a kids standpoint I dont think they know they are in poor taste doing it. I think its just something we should look at and realize, Hey, cmon now, lets think about this before we actually do it.
College students, of course, will be college students, and the Kansas kids might continue saying Home of the .... Chiefs at the fieldhouse.
But what kind of excuse do the supposedly more mature Kansas City Chiefs fans have when they are at Arrowhead Stadium and they disrespect the anthem and the nation that way?