Florida lawmaker says he'll 'punch you in the face' for kneeling during national anthem

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Julio Gonzalez - PHOTO VIA FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A Florida lawmaker engaged in some keyboard-warrior antics Friday when he tweeted that he'd "punch you in the face" for anthem protests.

Republican Rep. Julio Gonzalez, of Venice, is firmly in President Donald Trump's corner after the leader of the free world spent his time this week vulgarly criticizing football players like Colin Kaepernick who choose to kneel during the National Anthem to protest police brutality toward African Americans. The president argues the actions by some NFL players is unpatriotic and disrespectful to military members, while players say they're exercising their First Amendment rights. On Friday, Gonzalez called for a boycott of the NFL on Twitter and then predictably fell into the Internet tough-guy mold.

Grab some popcorn now because Gonzalez looks like he's in this nonsensical 280-character battle for the long run.



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