POTUS Mentions National Anthem Controversy in Super Bowl LII Message

POTUS issues a Super Bowl LII message that focuses primarily on thanking the members of the Armed Forces; however, the message also mentioned the national anthem in a subtle dig at players who’d refused to stand for the anthem during the season.  The relevant passage noted: “We owe these heroes the greatest respect for defending our liberty and our American way of life. Their sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem.” USAToday.com.