In the wake of anti-American protests and violent riots across the country, NASCAR has caved to the demands of the mob and eliminated their own rule banning the act of kneeling during the national anthem, as reported by The Daily Caller.
Under the previous rule, all copies of the driver-crew chief prerace handout contained language informing all drivers and crew that whenever the anthem is played, “all persons should face and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart,” among other traditional requirements such as the removal of hats.
But the rule change prior to the most recent race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway meant that the rule was no longer included in the official handout. A reporter confirmed on Twitter that “#NASCAR does not plan to include it in the handout for future events.”
The move comes as other major sports federations, including U.S. Soccer and the NFL, announced their intentions to remove similar rules banning disrespectful acts during the playing of the anthem. Two NASCAR drivers recently voiced their support for the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, and NASCAR also took the unprecedented step of banning the display of Confederate flags at any of its events from now on.