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Well, one thing we can thank TDS loon Mark Cuban for is his big dumb mouth that he can’t seem to keep closed.
Thanks to Cuban, who announced a few months back that he was ending the National Anthem at his Maverick’s games, the state of Texas has now come up with a way to nuke any pro sports team that tries to do what Mark suggested…
Western Journal reported that as the month of September began Wednesday, Texas officially instituted more than 650 new laws. One of them will directly affect professional sports teams in the state.
According to The Texas Tribune, Senate Bill 4, also known as the “Star-Spangled Banner Protection Act,” will require pro sports teams that receive public funds to play the national anthem before each game.
The bill is a direct response to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s decision to yank the national anthem from pregame ceremonies in the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
Cuban said on Feb. 9 that the Mavericks no longer were playing the anthem before their home games, The New York Times reported. They hadn’t played it throughout their preseason and regular-season games up until that point.
A day later, the NBA issued a statement saying “all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.”
According to OutKick, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick prioritized SB4 after Cuban’s decision. He issued a statement in February slamming the Mavericks owner for pulling the anthem.
Under the new law, teams that receive public funds and refuse to pay anthem will be forced to repay the government funds they received, which OutKick reported could total “millions of dollars.”
The Star-Spangled Banner Protection Act passed the Texas Senate with bipartisan support in April, The Texas Tribune reported. Only two state senators voted against it.
Thanks, Mark. You’re helping us, even though you don’t realize it.
A great man once said: “Everything WOKE turns to shit.” He was right.
In addition, everything WOKE will also start costing people a lot of money in fines and lost financial support…and that’s a beautiful thing to see unfold and we couldn’t have done it without you, Mark!
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