While many NFL teams spent Sunday issuing statements supporting their players considering President Donald Trump’s Friday statements, NASCAR seems to be siding, squarely with Trump.

NASCAR legend and team owner Richard Petty told USA Today that any of his employees not standing for the national anthem would be fired.

“Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period,” Petty said.

Richard Childress, another team owner, echoed similar sentiments.

“Get you a ride on a Greyhound bus when the national anthem is over,” Childress said. “I told them anyone who works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

According to reports, every NASCAR crew member stood for the anthem prior to Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire.

Friday, Trump said that NFL players who protest by not standing for the anthem should be fired.


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