Originally written on Bob's Blitz  |  Last updated 11/11/13
ESPN's Kevin Blackistone ripped into Northwestern University's new controversial American flag themed Under Armour football uniforms designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project last week, and then he really got going:"Whether it’s the singing of a war anthem to open every game, whether it’s going to get a hotdog and being able to sign up for the Army at the same time, whether it’s the NFL’s embrace of the mythology of the Pat Tillman story. It has been going on in sports since the first National Anthem was played in the World Series back in 1917. It’s time for people to back away."Former linebacker for the Detroit Lions and U.S. Army Lieutenant (Ret.) Caleb Campbell opposed Blackistone’s remarks on Fox and Friends Weekend: He said singing the national anthem serves as an inspiration. “It allows us to come together as one people, as one nation. It allows us to really express who we are, where we come from and where we’re going as America.”**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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