So Why Exactly Was John Mellencamp Sitting During The National Anthem At The Colts Game?

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A rather disappointing photo of John Mellencamp remaining seated, munching on popcorn at Lucas Oil Stadium last weekend when the Colts played the Eagles is getting some negative attention. As you can see below, fans around the Indiana musician are standing, many with hand over heart, to honor our country and the brave men and women who have served and are serving. So was this a political statement? Or arrogance? It’s a free country and true, John does not have to stand during our national anthem. But he’s always been portrayed as one who’s proud of our country…supports farmers with Farm Aid…even his songs like ‘Pink Houses’ and ‘ROCK In The USA’ have that true Americana feel. When I see Mellencamp not standing to honor our flag and country, I feel like I’ve been misled a little~

(photo by mister dent and shared on Dan Dakich’s Twitter page)