An Arizona police officer is going viral after he slammed "crybaby" NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.
In a video posted to YouTube, Tuscon Police Officer Brandon Tatum said the anthem and the American flag represent hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
"You have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive," Tatum said.
He said that NFL athletes play a game for a living, while real heroes in the real world risk their lives to protect the United States and its citizens.
On "Fox & Friends," Tatum said he posted the video, which has been viewed tens of thousands of times, because he believes disrespecting the flag and anthem is "spitting in the face" of those heroes.
"It makes me very upset, and I believe it's unacceptable," Tatum said.
He said he's stopped watching the NFL because he thinks these protests are sowing division in the country.
"All I want to see is players go out and play and have a good time and enjoy the game," Tatum said. "I don't want to see politics mixed in with athletics."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above, and see Tatum's viral video below.