‘Weird Ritual’: Jon Stewart Complains About National Anthem At Sporting Events

‘Weird Ritual’: Jon Stewart Complains About National Anthem At Sporting Events


Comedian and TV host Jon Stewart said during a podcast with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban that playing the National Anthem before games is a “weird ritual,” appearing to criticize the American tradition of standing as the song is played before sporting events.

Stewart shared the comments during his podcast “The Problem with Jon Stewart” released on Thursday.

Diversity in the boardroom isn’t virtue-signaling — it’s good business. Check out Jon’s full podcast interview with @mcuban: https://t.co/BgjENo4rqn pic.twitter.com/TuLRd0vPoT

— The Problem With Jon Stewart (@TheProblem) January 13, 2022

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“Does anyone know when that started, playing the national anthem before games? It’s such a weird ritual,” Stewart said.

“I’ve always thought about when Kaepernick took the knee and the whole thing was like, ‘You gotta stand for the anthem!’ Now I

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