Dwayne Johnson Says He Would Have Knelt For Anthem

Dwayne Johnson has tight bonds with football. A college player himself once upon a time, he also tried to go pro but failed. His most recent project HBO TV Show Ballers revolves around former NFL player trying to be an agent for current football superstars. This TV series features actual NFL stars in some of the episodes. This is why it’s no wonder Dwayne The Rock Johnson was asked about last year’s anthem protest that shook the league.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star said that if he were an NFL player during the last season, he would “either have knelt or raised his fist in solidarity.” The clash between NFL players, protesting police brutality by kneeling for National Anthem or raising a fist, and President Donald Trump frequently distracted viewers from the game.

People’s Champ had a word or two to say about the matter: “I felt like our president’s responses were being dictated by the noise, and not the actual problem. I think when human beings are in jeopardy, and they ask for help, good-quality human beings, whether locally or at the highest level of office, they help.”

Last year Rampage actor was very vocal in criticizing current US President for his handling of the anthem protests. It all started when Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel for the anthem, he did that to draw the attention to the issue of police brutality. Donald Trump was profoundly annoyed by this behavior, and he called it ‘total disrespect’ to the American flag.

It is evident that Dwayne Johnson would handle things differently if he were the US president, which once again sparked the questions about his presidential campaign. He called it ‘a real possibility’ and commented by saying: “I mean, look. People are very excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited. I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current president. But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience. On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level. I have the utmost respect for our country and that position, and I’m not delusional in any way to think, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20-whatever, get ready.’ Not at all.”

It might be years out but seeing The Rock in the White House would be a sight to behold. Johnson said that it might happen but that he needs time: “I entertain the thought, and thank you, I’m so flattered by it. But I feel like the best thing I can do now is, give me years. Let me go to work and learn.”

Considering how hard-working man Brahman Bull is, it now seems it is only a matter of time we’ll see him running the state.