T-Shirt: “I Stand For The National Anthem”

This image is going viral via Deadspin:

This man at Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket. Reader Marshall spotted the patriot, who is better than all of us, at the Jets’ stadium.

“Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime during the 3rd quarter. There is a huge tv screen by the food carts right inside the stadium where people gather to watch. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.”

  • Judas Peckerwood

    That’s nothing — he also wipes his ass with the Constitution.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Please don’t squeeze the Constitution.

  • Cipher

    These people are so full of shit that I feel bad for shit.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Anyone wanna bet he’s got shart stains too?

    • Don’t even joke about that. There’s a disturbing number of men who apparently either don’t know to wipe their ass, or think touching their ass will make them gay so they don’t. It’s gross…

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        Lack of hygiene and insecurity in your manhood is a VERY different creature from a “shart”. Sharts are equal opportunity. Anyone who’s let off a little gas to relieve pressure, only to have it turn into a “ohmigawd THAT can happen?” moment understands. shart = shitty fart, usually unexpected.

        • But for men like this? I’m fairly certain lack of hygene is also true.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            Oh yeah, but upthread the comment was about a shart stain.
            Plain old nasty is awful. It’s a shame someone didn’t raise their son right. Any adult that is afraid to clean their ass fails as an adult.

      • FAEN

        Wait what? There are men who think touching their ass makes them gay? LMAO! O M G how the hell do they function.

      • Ham

        Yes! like those weird guys at the gym who bend over, spread their checks into the shower spray to wash off but wouldn’t be caught dead actually touching their own assholes.

      • CottonBlimp

        I’ve never understood how track marks are a thing. How do these gross fucks not know how to wipe they buttholes?

    • Link for context to my previous comment:


      • djcoastermark

        Thanks for that, BUTT, it’s a link I will never go to nor do I ever want to know or even try to understand their reasoning.

        • Now you’re tempting me to post its content 😛

          Includes wonderful explanations like: “A real man doesn’t touch between his cheeks, nor does he let ANYTHING go in there, only go out.”

          • petewestcentral

            That was really interesting. I loved the story about the guy who left the toilet seat up at all times. Reminded me of childhood, when I was always looking around for signs saying “DO walk on the grass.”

      • The_Wretched

        I hope that’s an exaggerated post. My wife makes fun of me for using soap and water in the tub to clean after.

    • Phillip in L.A.
      • Phillip in L.A.

        Can’t believe so few remember (or recognize) this NSFW-ish comedy classic! Mr Foxx’s nightclub act was dirty as hell, but that was not all it had going for it

  • TampaDink

    This has got to be a faked photo. No one could be this stupid & hypocritical.
    Oh wait….we do have our international dotard. So maybe this isn’t fake.

  • Harveyrabbit

    He probably stood on the flag during the anthem as well so he wouldn’t get (artificial) grass stains on his new sneakers.

    • Gustav2

      There is that black stuff they groom artificial grass with…it could stain his purdy white sole(s).

      • clay

        Some people call that black stuff “lead dust”.

  • JT

    Trumpanzee: I luv the flag so much that I wipe my ass on it!

  • Gustav2

    This is almost unbelievable.

  • JoeMyGod

    They do give you lids for your beer at some stadiums so you don’t spill it on people on your way back to your seat. Never saw anyone use a straw, however.

    • JoeMyGod

      Also all stadium beer is draft because bottles can become weapons.

      USA! USA! USA!

      • Karl Dubhe

        When I was in the Canadian Navy, there was an incident when a US ship requested some beer. We sent them our empties. They filled them with liquid and threw them back at us. 😀

        • popebuck1

          Hopefully the liquid wasn’t gasoline.

          • Karl Dubhe

            No, no it wasn’t. 🙂

            Didn’t do much harm either, the cans hit the hull. We’re allies, remember?

        • Nowhereman

          I’m guessing the liquid was used beer?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Couldn’t be. USN ships are dry. (ours weren’t/aren’t)

      • Frostbite

        But it’s ok if they conceal carry, right?


          Of course it is! We’re Murka by gawd!

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Much like the human foot, beer bottles are just as deadly as semi-automatics. Why bother regulating?

      • Sporkfighter

        I bought a Balast Point in a bottle a couple of weeks ago at a San Diego State game.

    • clay

      straw = Meth teeth?

      straw (definitely) = (not) macho

    • Robincho

      A straw for beer without the paper parasol? Why, the very IDEA…

  • Lumpy Gaga

    So, son of a bitch? Not a son of a bitch?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I stand to piss.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I salute you.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Lumpy Gaga

    If that’s the worst thing that happens to you at the Meadowlands, it’s a good day.

  • Outlaw Woman

    That’s as bad as Kid Rock and Ted Nugent using the American flag for sweat stained do-rags during their performances.

  • Ninja0980

    He’s white so it’s no big deal.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Nothing but a “chest thumper idiot”. Probably has the confederate flag on his pick up truck.

    • Outlaw Woman

      Difference is he’d NEVER disrespect the confederate flag by using it for a butt protector.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Ironically, the man in the flag-baiting T-shirt found the astro-turf irritating.

    • motordog

      What a delicate snowflake he is…probably a cuck too.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Don’t flatter him 😉

  • jimbo65

    Grifters gotta grift. This whole nonsense has to stop
    Edited to say, oops I actually thought someone had actually made a shirt that said that. That’ll teach me to read before typing. I blame 45.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • CB

      Ha! Perfect!!

    • clay

      Proof! that Chris Christie is disloyal to his state!
      The only community of Jets fans in the US is found on Long Island, NY.

    • thatotherjean

      “I stand for the National Anthem” and sit your ass on the flag. Trumpist patriotism at its finest! /s

      • Nowhereman

        That photo pretty much epitomizes the faux patriot nationalism of the right.

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    • RaygunsGoZap

      Do you seriously expect me to believe you had neither the time or the skills to insert a golden arch of piss from fupa to dimwit?

    • Jefe5084

      That’s a man-spread I did not need to see…..ever again.

      • Nowhereman

        Then I’d caution you NOT to google Chris Christie in a baseball uniform!

        • Jefe5084

          I’ve seen that more times than i needed to as well (i.e. more than zero times)

          • Nowhereman

            I know what you mean. Some things just cannot be unseen.

    • Nowhereman

      Took me a minute, and funny as hell! Well played.

    • Snarkaholic

      I’m surprised C.C. doesn’t have a flag tied around his neck, like a bib, while eating a chili dog.

    • Gregory B

      I stand for the National anthem but I like to lounge on the flag and fart on it… *oops*

  • carrot festival

    Isn’t that manly Todd Starnes?

  • CB

    The irony is that he saw nothing wrong in what he was doing. Never crossed his itty bitty mind.

    • Chris Baker

      Cause no one told him it was something he should be outraged against. They have got to be told when to be outraged and why.

      Man of color protests oppression of non-white people in the US: bad!

      If it had been some pretty white girl with blonde hair who had been kneeling during the anthem to protest abortion, she would have been hailed as a brave hero, and Christians everywhere would have followed suit. There probably would have been a day organized where everyone was encouraged to kneel during the anthem to protest abortion.

    • Nowhereman

      Yeah, but I’ll bet if a black athlete sat on the flag, he’d be all up in arms.

    • MichaelJ

      Sounds like Trump.

  • margaretpoa

    Sure! Ten years ago he was waving around a home made sign that said “Get a Brain, Morans”.

  • Do Something Nice

    In other nutcase and the anthem news:

    “Delta passenger says she was stopped from singing anthem”

    Seriously, these nutcases need to be tazed.


    • Bluto
      • Todd20036

        I like him. He looks beautiful No, I don’t mean the Trumpanzee, I mean the commenter.

        • Rambie

          Your twink detector going off again?

    • Paula

      I really hate these people. All their faux nonsense displayed toward fallen soldiers. It is only to make themselves feel better. Hey! Look at me! I am singing for a dead soldier. Ain’t I a great patriot?

      • clay

        And I’d be the one to get in trouble if he were to light on fire!

    • thatotherjean

      Lady, you can sing the national anthem only if you can hit the high note on “free” and stay in tune–but just in the terminal; you can’t sing once the plane is in the air. People can look at you funny and walk away in the terminal, but they’re trapped in the plane with you once it takes off.

  • FAEN

    Typical Cheeto voter. Hypocritical and moronic.

  • “False flag!!!”

    –Alex Jones, soon, probably.

    • FAEN

      His entire life is a false flag apparently.

      • clay

        One ought to play to one’s strengths.

        • FAEN

          Thanks for giving me a much needed laugh 😉

          • clay

            I try.

          • FAEN

            You also succeed 😊

    • JAKvirginia

      Photoshop in 3… 2… 1…

  • gaycuckhubby

    OT… I had the day off from my day job and was doing some work at home on my “extracurricular” social media.

    I had cable news on in the background all day. Las Vegas was, what, two weeks ago?
    The biggest mass shooting in modern US history and it was mentioned in passing maybe once. I know a lot goes on in this massive country of ours, but Jesus!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Puerto who, now?



    • TampaDink

      Does this mean even more new content on your tumblr than yesterday?
      (asking for a friend)

      • gaycuckhubby


        • TampaDink

          My friend will be thrilled.

        • Rambie

          My friend would like to know your Tumblr’s name. Edit: I’m guessing it’s probably “gachuckhubby” but I’m at work and can’t… err… verify for my friend.

        • Rambie

          BTW, nice Tumblr

    • The problem as I see it is we’re in a state of constant ‘breaking news’ saturation now. It’s almost impossible to hang onto any given story, no matter how important, and no amount of haranguing seems to make anything different happen.

      I miss slow news days/weeks/months.

      • gaycuckhubby

        You and me both!

    • David Walker

      “The tragedy in Las Vegas broke my heart, but…” says the candidate for Georgia governor who’s holding some sort of contest with the prize being a bump stock. Makin Murka Great.


      • gaycuckhubby


  • William

    Is that Donald Jr.?

  • Bluto
    • JCF

      Health Ban.

  • Joe Smith

    If he respects the flag so much then why is he forcing it to smell his butt?

  • Cuberly Deux

    Flag table cloth.
    Flag napkins.
    Flag paper towels.
    Flag TP.
    Flag etc…

    Whenever this uber-patriotism bs comes around you see flags everywhere on everything. Witness the neck deep irony of it all.

    • clay

      Back around 1980, some VFW types were up in arms about throwing away envelopes with an image of the flag on them! The Postal Service makes sure that the image is “wavy” enough not be an actual flag, that people are actually disposing improperly.

  • JT

    In case you haven’t heard:

    — Two leading senators have reached a bipartisan deal to provide funding for critical subsidies to health insurers that President Trump said last week that he would cut off, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, said Tuesday.

    Theplan agreed to by Mr. Alexander and Senator Patty Murray of Washington,
    a Democrat, is intended to stabilize health insurance markets under the
    Affordable Care Act.

    As one part of the deal, the subsidies would be funded for two years, a step that would provide at least short-term certainty to insurers. The subsidies, known as cost-sharing reductions, lower out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers.


    • gaycuckhubby

      And another Trump loss

      • thatotherjean

        And another case of kicking the can down the road for somebody else to fix. Democrats, vote in 2018, so we can do this right!

        • ultragreen

          Democrats in Congress already had a chance to fix the problems of our health care system (it’s called single-payer health care), but it didn’t happen because they don’t support it.

          • canoebum

            Please stop the griping. That cake wasn’t baked in 2009. The ACA was always intended to be a first step toward universal coverage, and considering the money spent to stop it, the Democrats deserve a lot of credit for getting it passed and signed into law at all. Your whining about the Democrats only sows dissension.

          • CottonBlimp

            That’s how I felt at the time. In hindsight, they couldn’t get anything fillibuster-proof passed without piece-of-shit Lieberman, and he was steadfast against any real, effective solution like single payer. But it’s amazing to me how successfully the ACA changed the conversation, now with even most conservatives against GOP health care reforms.

          • kareemachan

            And what did you do to try to help the situation?

      • ultragreen

        Trump is already proclaiming that he supports it. He just wants a health care bill to sign so he can declare victory and move on to something else.

    • And who exactly is going to make the Trump administration actually pay out what they’re required by law to do? We’re already well into the “you can’t make me, so fuck off” phase of this cancerous presidency.

    • ultragreen

      It’s doubtful that this bill will be passed by Congress. And it contains concessions to Republicans that would destabilize ObamaCare by enabling anyone over age 30 to buy stripped-down health care insurance called the Copper Plan. The Copper Plan would attract a disproportionately high number of healthy people, causing all of the other plans in ObamaCare to increase. And this bill also contains a provision that would allow the states to modify ObamaCare exchanges if it lowers the costs of the health care plans. I’m not certain what this would do, but it would probably decrease the coverage of the health care plans in the exchanges.

      • JT

        This sounds familiar.

    • kareemachan

      I heart my Senator Murray!

  • Kruhn

    I saw some Trumpanzee downtown Baltimore this Sunday with that same shirt. I wanted to make one with the caption “Fine, You Stand for the Flag. I won’t” and on the back, “You’ve got a problem with peacefully assembling and petition to redress grievances?”

    • kareemachan

      It would take them too long to read and comprehend it, unfortunately.

  • Lars Littlefield

    “But I sit down to drink and fart on our flag. Hey, priorities.”

  • What? Y’all were expecting something other than rank hypocrisy?

    The whole bullshit thing about ordering NFL players to stand for the anthem is all about putting African American men in their place as SERVANTS to men literally referred to as their teams OWNERS.

    It’s the racism, stupid.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      And there’s a FIELD involved.

      They should just start the damn things with a dog whistle.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Hi BeccaM! Didn’t these particular “servants” CHOOSE their careers? Aren’t they PAID MILLIONS by the teams’ “owners”? Are they ALL really African-American men? Can they CHOOSE to LEAVE whenever they want?

      Of course there is racism and hypocrisy involved–as there is in EVERY part of American society and culture. But in my opinion, you are conflating two things that are not really comparable (isn’t this sometimes referred to as “false equivalence”?)

      • CottonBlimp

        Didn’t these particular “servants” CHOOSE their careers?

        Just because the sports industry isn’t literally slavery doesn’t mean it isn’t creepy as fuck seeing fat white rich shits ordering around “their” players.

        And whether or not the players “chose” is slightly complicated by how few opportunities there are for certain communities of black youth. Playin sportsball is the only way a large number of people can afford college.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Agree with everything you said!

      • kareemachan

        Uh, ever heard of contracts?

    • Rambie

      It would have been a nice surprise

    • kaydenpat

      Yep. And the fact that Trump has the nerve to accuse anyone else of disrespecting the military is breathtaking.

  • Michael R

    Trump vomits on our highest ideals , every day .

  • Karl Dubhe

    After this nonsense, I’ll not be standing for mine.

    Fuck nationalism.

    • kareemachan

      You know what bothers me? So many of the new TV shows are “patriotic” and jingoistic. I do NOT like the direction this is going.

  • AmeriCanadian

    My father, who fought in WWII, would have gone ballistic upon seeing this. He was adamant that the U.S. flag was to NEVER touch the ground. We had a flag pole in front of our house where I grew up and he would raise and lower the flag every day. He said it was not supposed to fly at night unless it was lit.

    • And never, ever left out in the rain if at all possible.

      • AmeriCanadian

        That’s right. I forgot about that. All these rules back then that are pretty much ignored today.

        • Yep. The day I saw some pseudo-patriot wearing a US flag shirt, I knew those rules meant nothing to the people who insisted everybody else had to follow them.

          The other irony of course is nearly every American flag is now made in China.

      • coram nobis

        The reason you don’t leave it in the rain is, as anybody who has been on sailboats can tell you, that wet cloth flapping in the rain will fray a lot faster — and the rain usually comes with wind. That’s $30 or so of nylon flag that will wear out a lot faster.

    • fkevin

      Yes, that’s the way I was taught. Also, not to fly it in rain, and the flag had to be folded properly every single time. We were told we would have to burn the flag if it touched the ground and start all over with a new one, but I think that was added just to instill a little more awe & respect. 😉

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Quite right. The tradition dates back to when England, when still an Empire, flew its banner. The notion was that “the sun never sets on the Empire” and thus the banner/flag was always in the light. It’s a tradition that carries on to this day in many former colonies and current commonwealth nations. Also, as fkevin noted, when aged or damaged (not sure about the touching on the ground part), the flag is to be burned and replaced.

    • You was brung up right!

      What burns me is the car dealerships on the freeway with a row of torn up flags flying in the rain and at night. That is so not patriotic.

      • kareemachan

        And the teabaggers who made the flag into everything but a diaper – and maybe that as well. Such patriotism sucks.

      • Lantor

        Are those flags lit? I thought they could be flown at night as long as they were lit. In the rain, however….

    • Stev84

      People who take that shit that seriously need to have their head examined

      • Nowhereman

        Respect for the flag is a sign of mental illness? Really?

      • AmeriCanadian

        Different times, different values. But I suppose context is lost on you.

  • justme

    That really is some salute he’s giving to the flag..

  • proper flag etiquette is so PC

  • thrunch
  • JAKvirginia

    Hey! These are new jeans! The flag? Meh…..

  • Clive Johnson

    Talk to enough people who are outraged at the ‘take the knee’ protests, and you’ll inevitably run into steaming piles of execrable ignorance. This photo is par for the course.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    And a tall cool helping of Alex Jones’ special sauce.

    • kareemachan

      Maybe we could send some to drumpster?

  • Ken M

    Care to bet he wears it like a cape for the anthem?

    • David Walker

      Wrapping oneself in the flag is not just a figure of speech.

  • gaycuckhubby

    FOXNews polling just releases. Roy Moore and Doug Jones are TIED in AL!!!!!

    Currently an outlier, but….

    • gaycuckhubby

      If nothing else, the GOP will now have to spend $$$ in fucking ALABAMA! 😁

      • thatotherjean

        Baby steps. This is progress, if not a whole lot, away from the rampant idiocy we’ve been experiencing. I hope it continues.

    • Rambie

      FOXNews you say? So a dog whistle for Moore’s voters to go vote

  • Jefe5084

    Well, that’s a Trumpster for you.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Gives a new meaning to “get their asses into the pews.”

  • JWC

    This Flag crap has gotten a little crazy. T https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/891db049da2ba0b6ff1fcb883cf144939e6f5b564fc4003d5ac0fbd62b0c14b5.jpg o sit on it you won’t burn in hell

  • Phillip in L.A.

    There once was a fan of the Jets,
    Drank his beer through a straw like most hets.
    But when his ass touched Old Glory,
    Other fans became gory,
    With Louisville Sluggers–he went down like the Mets.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Tread
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The cognitive dissonance and lack of self-awareness in this one image is staggering, isn’t it? They wrap themselves in the flag, chant their slogans, demand all others comply and yet…..Sigh, Murikans are morons, just like their leader. However do Americans put up with them? /s

      • Rambie

        Give ’em a week and the Trumpians will find a whole new level of, “cognitive dissonance and lack of self-awareness”.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          A week? That long?

          • Rambie

            You’re right, more like 12 hours

  • omfg is he really sitting on a flag? That isn’t photoshopped or something? I’m in full support of people kneeling during the National Anthem sitting on the flag? One of those is disrespectful l and it ain’t the kneeling.

  • edrex

    this must be staged.right? RIGHT?

  • TampaZeke

    I want to believe that the picture is legit but it looks photo shopped to me.

    • kareemachan

      I dunno, the shadows look pretty spot on.

    • Gianni

      Snopes claims it’s real.

  • Irish856
  • coram nobis

    Oh, say, does that banner yet wave? How does that sit with you?

  • Nowhereman

    Is that one of Dolt 45’s hats on his hypocritical head?

  • Tom Furgas

    Sits on it and farts into it.

  • kaydenpat

    It’s okay. He’s white.

  • ECarpenter

    Just like those assho les yelling “keep big government out of our medical care” while sitting in their Medicare-paid-for wheelchairs.

    They are fellow citizens, folks. And Trump is our president. That’s what decades of pandering to conservative Christians who want to destroy the educational system will get you. If kids aren’t taught to think clearly and to evaluate the ideas and supposed facts they encounter in the world to see if they’re valid or not, we get Trump and Bible thumpers.

  • John

    This is disrepectful.tomyhenflag and a violation of the flag code. Kneeling is not. This man is a Trump supporting piece of shit

  • Hue-Man

    The anthem protests may be having an effect.

    The analyst said CBS’ Sunday NFL ratings are down 17 percent year over year during the first several weeks of the football season, according to the report. Sheikh released a similar report last week on Twenty-First Century Fox’s earnings, which he also expects to disappoint thanks to weaker ratings by the NFL.

    Attendance is down, merchandise sales are down.

  • What respect for the flag, placing one’s arse on it and covering it in grass stains.

  • andrew

    Who brings a big flag to a football game? What guy, especially one wearing that shirt, wouldn’t know that putting the flag on the ground and then sitting on it is totally disrespectful? I get the feeling that he is deliberately making some sort of statement although, I have no clue what it could be. Or maybe he’s just a jerk.

  • leastyebejudged

    They make many, many kinds of beach towels and blankets with the usa flag on them.

    I’d be more offended that they make some of them out of microfiber.

    • SDG

      If you against “desecrating the flag”, would it matter if it were a towel or not? Just wondering.

      • leastyebejudged

        I personally don’t think of any flag as much more than cloth.

    • PhillyProfessor

      Yes, They do make beach tiles and blankets with the USA flag on them. They also make bikinis and other articles of clothing
      As is this:
      What I can’t stand, aside from microfiber, is the way the Deeply Offended pick and choose. They are Deeply Offended at the way liberals, under Obama, have destroyed our Constitutional Rights. Yet when push comes to shove they really only care about a couple of them, and don’t mind trashing the rest – especially when it comes to the freedom of non-christian religious expression. They do it with the Bibles they revere, picking and choosing what sins to become Nationally Inflamed about, and brushing aside all the “turn the other cheek” and the “render unto Caesar..” And here they do it with Flag code. Wanting to punish others for not honoring their particular “pick and choose” choices.

      • leastyebejudged

        Well, you’re assuming the person in question laying on the towel tends to get “deeply offended”.

        I see no indication anywhere of that, but what I do see here, as is usual, is manufactured outrage.

    • A beach towel is not a flag, even if it’s decorated as such. An official flag is an official flag (eyelets and all) and it’s just wrong to scream respect when you disrespect out of lazy cleanliness.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Ah luvz the flag so much ah rub mah sweaty ass all ovuh it!

  • A. The flag should NEVER touch the ground, EVER!
    B. It’s not a fncking beach towel so we NEVER sit on the flag, EVER!
    C. Lazy fncking righty-whiteys.

  • Blobby

    as much as I love it – it looks horribly photoshopped.