Denasia Lawrence sang the national anthem before a Miami Heat pre-season game. In a ridiculous attempt to show what she thinks about the country she was honoring with her singing, she kneeled. That’s right. The singer of the national anthem pulled a Kaepernick.
She also wore a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt under her blazer, sending a very strong message to the people watching who believe the lives of black people don’t matter. The type of racist mouth breathers who flock to pre-season NBA games.
Kneeling in place of sitting during the national anthem is stupid. To kneel is to show servitude to someone or something. Kneeling is demonstrating the complete opposite of what people who pull this stunt are trying to convey. They don’t even seem to realize this, making it terribly funny.
I think whoever told Colin Kaepernick kneeling was a good compromise to standing for the national anthem was punking him. Has Colin Kaepernick never been to a Catholic church? What did he think all the kneeling was about, Catholics protesting God? Has he never seen Superman II? What did he think General Zod was doing when he wanted Superman to kneel before him?
If Denasia Lawrence doesn’t like America, if she believes it’s an evil, racist country that refuses to value the lives of black people, then she should have just declined the offer to sing the national anthem at the Miami Heat game.
What’s with the teal colored blazer? She was singing the national anthem at a Miami Heat game, not a Charlotte Hornets game. The color teal doesn’t belong at a Miami Heat game.
Denasia Lawrence should be ashamed. Not for kneeling while singing the national anthem, that’s just silly, but for wearing teal to a Miami Heat game.