Country Singer Releases Song “Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take A Knee)” & Twitter Has Lost It

A country singer has written a song in protest of the NFL #TakeAKnee protests, entitled “Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take A Knee).”

Really.

Neal McCoy debuted his song to a live audience for the first time last week, and also streamed the performance on Facebook Live, Buzzfeed reports. It has now racked up almost 4 million views.

Here’s the chorus:

“When I see somebody on TV
Take their stand on bended knee
Whether it’s on astro turf or grass
I think of those whose freedom was not free
I say, ‘Take a knee? My ass!'”

While many of his supporters have been brought to tears by his latest display of patriotism, the… er, unusual grammatical format and length of the title has made the already-controversial nature of the song an easy target for critics.

For example, are both the comma AND the parentheses really necessary?

https://twitter.com/kumailn/status/931682167041622016

Does the comma suggest that he is, in fact, addressing his ass and telling it to take a knee?

Others can’t help but be amused by the profane title.

https://twitter.com/RonFunches/status/931706933588955137

Under no circumstances do I recommend listening to this song — even from an objective, country music appreciation perspective — but if you must, well, here.

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