Hey NFL, Why Not Start Games With The Jewish National Anthem?



By Wayne Allyn Root

Did you hear the NFL is planning to play the “Black National Anthem” before each football game? This is the most bizarre, insulting, idiotic, ignorant, offensive and most importantly- RACIST- decision in the history of sports.

First of all, I didn’t even know there was a “Black National Anthem?” Did you? Silly me, I actually thought we were all Americans. I thought the one and only American National Anthem was called the “Star Spangled Banner.” I thought that one national anthem brought together Americans of all colors, races, sexes, religions, cultures.

I was clearly wrong.

A national anthem for only one race of people sure sounds insulting, offensive and racist to me. I’m glad it’s not my race promoting such a divisive and intolerant idea.

But as long as the NFL is playing this insulting game…

I’m Jewish and I feel left out. I’m insulted. It’s downright intolerant to leave my people out. Where is the diversity and inclusion in the NFL?

Is the NFL creating a caste system? Is the NFL saying blacks are superior to Jews? More important than Jews? More important than any other race or culture?

I can’t be the only one feeling left out. Why isn’t the NFL playing a White National Anthem? Or Hispanic National Anthem? How about Christians, Muslims and Hindus? How about my friends who are Italian-American, Irish-American, Polish-American and Asian American? Don’t they all deserve recognition before NFL games?

A recent NFL TV ad campaign reported “The NFL is gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.” So, where are their national anthems before games?

Have I left anyone out?

This is insanity. The pathetic, woke and politically correct NFL appears to be rooting for the breakup and tribalization of the USA. Will teams someday be based not on the city or state they’re in, but from the gang, tribe, race, or religion they represent?

Should we have NFL battles between the Polish-Americans and the Italian-Americans? The Jews vs the Christians?

Or here’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser- how about an NFL championship game between whites and blacks. I’m betting that would sell out in 15 minutes, with seats selling for a small fortune.

Personally, I’m hoping for the NFL championship game between the San Francisco Gays vs. the New York Transgenders. I can’t wait to see the cheerleaders!

Don’t laugh. That’s exactly what all of this progressive racist madness is leading to.

Why not start games with 100 national anthems? Let’s just have a 3-hour pregame ceremony with flags and anthems for every group, race and sex in America. Like the opening ceremony of the Olympics before each NFL game.

And you thought Covid produced empty stadiums?

P.S. While you’re busy adding a Jewish National Anthem to every pregame show, it might be time for the NFL to address a burning “social justice” issue. Where are all the Jewish wide receivers? And Jewish running backs? And Jewish quarterbacks?

It’s finally time to address this “civil rights issue of the 21st century.” Why aren’t there more Jews in the NFL? I think we need the NFL to step up. We need a “Jewish Lottery.” It’s time for affirmative action. Because my Jewish people are not being represented in the NFL. It’s time for diversity, inclusion and social justice. I want Morris Bernstein at wide receiver.

By the way, here’s another controversy the NFL just created. I’ll bet the NFL never thought of this one. How will black players feel when white fans who are angry, offended and insulted by this racist decision, respond to the “Black National Anthem” by KNEELING?

Now that should make pregames interesting.

Great job! The geniuses running the NFL just turned their games into angry, bitter, divided, emotional war zones.

And that’s before the kickoff.

Wayne Allyn Root is the author of the new #1 national bestselling book, “TRUMP RULES.” Wayne is a CEO, entrepreneur and host of the nationally-syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. To find out more about Wayne Allyn Root and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal


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Michael A...

Yeah, that’s progress. From Negro Leagues to Black National Anthem. Karl Marx is having a good laugh.

Mike Smith

Yes: why not start NFL games with Hatikvah!

Per capita, more native-born Israelis love America than native-born Americans do.

Pedro Garcia

And there largest group in the US that experiences Hate Crimes is the Jewish Community not the Black Community not the Gay Community. And that’s real FACTS from the Anti-Bias Unit in our Police Department (NY)

Arch Stanton

Sports? What’s that?


this is a bad idea


Good job, Citizens Opinion, in finding yet another non-issue to spin your very sensitive readers into their daily tizzy.

Mute the volume and play your David Allan Coe songs during that segment if you’d like.


Jesse, I normally love you, but you are dead wrong this time. The National Anthem is all everyone needs to hear before a ball game. This nonsense about the ‘Black National Anthem’ is terrible and shouldn’t go forward. I love football but will not be watching NFL this year.


I like you too Tommy, so we can just disagree on this one and still be friends. Can I at least still root for the Rams?

Mike Smith

Racism obviously doesn’t bother you, Jesse.

If it did, you’d have a problem with any race-based anthem played at any public venue.

Instead you consider this a “non-issue.”



What I’m saying is there are lots of issues this country needs to focus on. What song gets played isn’t top of the list. Let’s focus our energies on the most important stuff rather than getting our panties in a wad, yet again, over a melody.

Mike Smith

1. You do not understand or appreciate the need for a shared heritage and public observances, either… But go to Mexico and try telling them their national anthem is a mere “melody!”

2. I don’t wear panties, Jesse. You do.

Al Zalecki

Agreed Wayne!!!!! Roger Goodell is an idiot. He singlehandedly was responsible for me turning my back on the NFL. The owners are equally culpable. Stop!!!
All I wanted to do was watch football, not have Goodell’s social agenda shoved down my throat!!!


Yeah, it’s surprising.