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An unidentified hockey coach has gone viral on Twitter for a speech about the national anthem.

“We’re not women’s soccer. We’re not the NFL. If there’s anybody here who is going to be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian national anthem, grab your gear and get the f**k out now because you’ll never see the ice in this arena. We don’t have that problem in hockey, we’re better than that but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that sh*t was going to happen,” the unidentified coach told his players in the viral video posted on Twitter on Monday night by Wojciech Pawelczyk.

The comments come after national anthem protests swept across the NFL and more recently Megan Rapinoe refused to properly honor the national anthem for the women’s national soccer team.

You can watch the full video below.

This is why hockey coaches are awesome. There’s no fat on the bone with them. They just cut straight to the point, and it’s why I love the sport and the coaches so much.

I can’t get a read on the logo on this guy’s jacket, but I’m guessing he must be a coach at some level of junior hockey.

Otherwise, why would he say the Canadian and American anthem? It’s either that or he’s coaching a low level pro team.

Either way, that guy clearly loves America.

He’s also not the first hockey coach to say similar stuff. John Tortorella said he would bench players who didn’t properly honor the national anthem.

Again, hockey coaches couldn’t care less about your feelings and things of that matter.

Props to this dude for giving it to his players straight.

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  1. JAIME.

    July 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm


  2. cc

    July 9, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    I’m not much of a hockey fan but guess I might become one. Thanks coach!!!

  3. jerry N williams

    July 9, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Finally a coach with some backbone and common sense. ( Awesome! ) Wish there were more like him. Way to go coach.

  4. Laurie

    July 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    KUDOS to him !!

    • karen stafford

      July 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      the reason why he says canadian anthem is because the american teams often play against canadian teams and not sure why who wrote this didn’t know that. more coaches should be like this instead of worrying about winning and looking the other way

  5. LST

    July 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I like this guy! Why can’t football coaches have any balls by saying the same?

  6. Paul Lee

    July 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Just love this guy. ….and he’s right, hockey players are NOT a-holes.

  7. HokieBird

    July 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Love this guy!!

  8. Barbara

    July 9, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Wow…finally!! Nobody deserves to be an Olympian if you can’t show patriotism to the country that’s given you the opportunity to be there! Their blatant disrespect for our flag was like the ultimate betrayal. She should be banned from the olympics as well as her coach! Obviously it pissed this guy off as well.

  9. Sue

    July 9, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    cc, Try hockey, you will be enamored and addicted by the end of the first season of watching your team.

    • Henry Fechner

      July 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      I’ll go a step further, if your at any event and a national anthem of any country is played stand and be respectful. This is why the U.S. is hated around the world because we are not respectful.

  10. Linda

    July 9, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Way to go Coach!! Now, this man should be invited to the White House.

  11. Rebecca Holstine

    July 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    This is exactly what Rapinoe’s coach should have told her right in the beginning. But I would say that the game was more important to the coach than America and the flag. Or even respecting the White House and the President. Right now who cares if they ever go to the White House. Save $$ on a lunch and the President’s time.

  12. Paula Blissett

    July 10, 2019 at 4:40 am

    GOD BLESS THIS COACH AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! THE LAND THAT I LOVE!! And to the ASSHOLES that disrespect the flag, the anthem, and America period, should be very ashamed of themselves!!

  13. Nee

    July 10, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Thank you Coach! In my opinion, the women’s soccer team should never be allowed to represent America. They are a disgrace!

  14. William Hominick

    July 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

    YES!Good for you coach. About time a sport’s leader becomes a true leader.

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