It’s not surprising that controversial radio and TV host Glenn Beck was offended by the national anthem at last night’s Super Bowl. What was surprising was that it wasn’t Christina Aguilera’s singing that offended him: rather, it was the lack of players who put their hands over their hearts.
“Was anybody else offended by…can you put your hand on your heart?” Beck said. “It’s the national anthem!”
It’s worth pointing out that Beck’s tone during his segment on the Super Bowl was one of mock anger, as opposed to one of real anger.
According to Beck, only one player (the Packers’ William Gay), had his hand on his chest. Gay was so moved, in fact, that a single tear drop was seen coming down his cheek – although it likely had just as much to do with the rush of emotion right before the biggest game of his life than any sudden onslaught of patriotism.
Listen to Glenn Beck’s segment on the Super Bowl national anthem here: