ESPN commentator wants this national anthem to get as much attention as protests

The Missouri Tigers had one of its own sing the national anthem before its conference battle against the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday.

Olympic bronze medal winner and two-time wrestling national champion J'den Cox sang a nice rendition of the anthem, which made it onto SEC Network's broadcast.

Many were impressed with the young man's voice, including the network's commentator Brent Musburger. 

After the sideline reporter interviewed Cox, Musburger went on about how great Cox sang, and then he said something that caught a lot of people's attention.

"I wanna know if that's going to receive as much attention as the protesters in the NFL," he said.

Musburger was making a subtle jab at the protests started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Others in the league, such as Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos, have joined in, protesting social injustice against African Americans.

Twitter took notice of Musburger's comment:

Should he have said it? That's for you to decide. But here is the national anthem that had him inspired to do so:

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