Actor, martial artist, and classic 90s meme Steven Seagal definitely does not appreciate how NFL players are protesting the national anthem.
Seagal, who recently became a Russian citizen, popped back into the news on Wednesday when he gave an interview with Good Morning Britain live from Moscow.
When asked to weigh in with his thoughts about players taking a knee during the anthem, he said:
"I think it's outrageous, I think it's a joke, it's disgusting. I respect the American flag. I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don't understand or agree with this kind of behavior. I think it's an outrage."
Seagal also expressed his thoughts about Trump's failure to get anything done in office, saying:
"We have these Democrats that have this whole other agenda to kind of, when I say Democrats it's not just the Democrats, but there are this whole group of leftover Obama-ites and people who feel that they should really, sort of, kind of overthrow Trump, and any decisions he makes, anything that he tries to do, he gets blocked so often from the enemies within, so it's very difficult for him to do anything."
You can watch the entire interview below:
Twitter had some major issues with Seagal's statements:
When and how did steven segal risk his life for the American flag?? Was there a film made of it?? @piersmorgan— julie henderson (@julie henderson)1506497199.0
@piersmorgan @GMB Steven Seagal who took up Russian citizenship and lives in Russia? That Steven Seagal?— Emma Kennedy (@Emma Kennedy)1506499183.0
@EmmaKennedy @piersmorgan @GMB With Steven segal now being Russian he must be close friend of #DonaldTrump who has… https://t.co/rqnD7pAVLG— John ingram (@John ingram)1506504150.0
@EmmaKennedy @piersmorgan @GMB Haha the most unpatriotic American is speaking out on what he finds disgusting? Oh ok next— typeE (@typeE)1506505646.0
But for many, Seagal's updated look was even more concerning:
Steven Seagal now looks like the villain in a Steven Seagal film.— DIRK (@DIRK)1506499926.0
"Batman has until midnight to reveal himself or I will bring Gotham to its knees" - Steven Seagal https://t.co/cA0JriOYH3— EverybodyHatesJonathan (@EverybodyHatesJonathan)1506500549.0
In today's news: Steven Seagal moved to Russia to complete his transition into a Bond villain. https://t.co/ybrGiidzq8— Lou Ali (@Lou Ali)1506500335.0
@susannareid100 Steven Seagal looks like a Lego Character.— Judy (@Judy)1506496647.0
Steven Seagal looks like an aged Ali G https://t.co/g1AyOWizoK— ((exempli gratia)) (@((exempli gratia)))1506501750.0
I swear to god, Russia is Weekend at Bernie-ing Steven Seagal on GMB this morning. https://t.co/rgoJ6QVbN8— Lucy Vine (@Lucy Vine)1506496867.0
But, ultimately, does anyone really care what Seagal has to add to the conversation?
Steven Seagal a man so irrelevant he hasn't even been asked to star in any the 3 Expendables films— retro gerry (@retro gerry)1506502334.0
Not once have I thought, "You know, I wonder what Steven Seagal thinks about any single issue in the world today."— Paul Schofield (@Paul Schofield)1506499492.0
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