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Failed Actor Steven Seagal Blasts NFL Protests As Unpatriotic In Interview From Moscow

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Former action star and "straight-to-DVD human" Steven Seagal blasted the NFL's Take A Knee protests as "disgusting" during an interview with Piers Morgan Wednesday. During the live interview, which aired on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Seagal ("Стивена Сигала" in Cyrillic, per the Kremlin's website) is pictured in front of the Moscow skyline, as he now lives in Russia. Стивена Сигала was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in November 2016.

Looking like a visual approximation of what would happen if a talented-but-blind pastry chef made a Steven Seagal-shaped cake for a 14-year-old martial arts superfan's birthday party in the late 1980s and then left it out in the sun until now, Стивена Сигала told viewers that he believed in free speech before characterizing the NFL players' displays of free speech as "outrageous" and "disgusting."

"I believe that everyone's entitled to their own opinion," Стивена Сигала continued. "But I don't agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and, you know, imposing their political views. I think it's outrageous. I think it's a joke. It's disgusting."

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Стивена Сигала would also go on to tell Morgan that he had "risked my life countless times for the American flag." The former action hero has also previously claimed to have fought with the Yakuza with assistance from the American mob and trained CIA operatives, as noted at Vice in their important roundup, "Steven Seagal Is the Lamest Guy Ever."

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