Oklahoma State Representative Threatens To Increase OKC’s Taxes For Kneeling During National Anthem

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Oklahoma State Representative Threatens To Increase OKC’s Taxes For Kneeling During National Anthem


Just like every other NBA team (minus a handful of players), the Oklahoma City Thunder have also decided to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before NBA games in the Bubble.

Taking a knee during the anthem doesn’t symbolize disrespect towards the US by any means, as it simply calls attention to (systematic) racism. Fighting and protesting for things to finally change for the better in terms of equality should even considered to be patriotic.

As always, there are a lot of people who misunderstand the message that teams are trying to deliver when kneeling, or simply (purposely) want to misunderstand the message. While most of the ‘opponents’ say the same things over and over again, Oklahoma state representative Sean Roberts now went one step further. 

Roberts wants to increase taxes for the Thunder organization, by taking away their tax breaks (which they shouldn’t be getting in the first place).

Per Oklahoma’s News 4:


“By kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, the NBA and its players are showing disrespect to the American flag and all it stands for. This anti-patriotic act makes clear the NBA’s support of the Black Lives Matter group and its goal of defunding our nation’s police, its ties to Marxism and its efforts to destroy nuclear families.

If the Oklahoma City Thunder leadership and players follow the current trend of the NBA by kneeling during the national anthem prior to Saturday’s game, perhaps we need to reexamine the significant tax benefits the State of Oklahoma granted the Oklahoma City Thunder organization when they came to Oklahoma. Through the Quality Jobs Act, the Thunder is still under contract to receive these tax breaks from our state until 2024.

Perhaps these funds would be better served in support of our police departments rather than giving tax breaks to an organization that supports defunding police and the dissolution of the American nuclear family.”


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