Former action star and current Russian citizen Steven Seagal slammed NFL players who exercised their free speech by kneeling during the National Anthem.
Seagal attacked the Americans on foreign soil during an interview with “Good Morning Britain”:
I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views.
As a matter of record, the players did not impose or state any political views. They protested police brutality against African-Americans.
Seagal, who became a Russian citizen in 2016, explained his devotion for his former country:
I think it’s outrageous, I think it’s a joke, it’s disgusting. I respect the American flag. I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it’s an outrage.
Seagal, who served as a reserve chief in the Louisiana sheriff’s office, provided no details or proof that he risked his life for the American flag, notes the New York Daily News.
Seagal also blamed Democrats for blocking Trump even though Trump’s own party has blocked his legislation:
We have these Democrats that have this whole other agenda to kind of — when I say Democrats it’s not just the Democrats, but there are this whole group of left of Obama-ites and people that feel they should overthrow Trump, and any decisions he makes, anything he tries to do, he gets blocked often from the enemies within, so it’s very difficult for him to do anything.
Seagal was mocked on social media for his jet black hair and Moscow backdrop.