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John Tortorella, the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach who’s in charge of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey, was asked about 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest during the national anthem. Take a stab at guessing the response from the biggest hardass in an extremely white sport.


“If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game,” Torts told ESPN’s Linda Cohn.

Tortorella’s response presumably launched a thousand right-wing memes which will flood Facebook feeds everywhere. Wait, one second: