Farmer Plows a Bold Message to NFL Protesters Into His Field
By Jason Howerton
October 12, 2017
A North Dakota farmer took a big stand in the NFL’s national anthem controversy, plowing a message just for the protesting players.
“We Stand For The National Anthem,” the message read.
The farmer, Gene Hanson, told “Fox & Friends” he had just one thing in mind when he plowed the message into the field:
“I didn’t think it was anything about black, white or brown, Democrat or Republican. It was about honoring our flag and our country. There’s a lot of people that died for it.”
Several days after his photo went viral, the president of the United States took notice of his farmland counter-protest. It's certainly something he likely never expected.
President Donald Trump gave Hanson a nod of approval on his massive Facebook page Tuesday.
“Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!” Trump wrote.