The Claim:

John Elway said he’ll fire any player who kneels during the national anthem on the spot.

According to the internet, John Elway, Vice-President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, said he will fire any player who kneels on his field during the national anthem. The original story, while clearly marked as satire, appeared online and has been shared nearly 500K times.

Because of the scope of the story and how many people want to believe it, we have no choice but to rate the story true.

While we found no evidence to support the claim, the author of the original story is none other than yours truly, and while that may seem like a conflict of interest, it actually means that there is nobody more qualified to fact-check the story.

According to the original article, Elway said things that our audience wishes and prays are true. It would be terrible for us to use things like facts and reason to hurt so many people, so we’ve decided to just go ahead and let you have this one.

John Elway is, without a doubt, a national treasure. His pigeon-toed approach to warmups and his massive teeth make him an unmistakable force to be reckoned with in professional sports.

Thank you for your service, Mr. Elway. May the good Lord protect and keep you in these trying times, and give you all the tools you need to continue being a closed-minded conservative tool.



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