In case you thought Stone Cold Steve Austin couldn’t get any more awesome, a fan has dug up what is supposedly an old account of the iconic wrestler completely obliterating someone for defending the Confederate flag.
Screenshots of the exchange have been floating around the internet for years, but they’ve resurfaced now that the United States Marine Corps has banned the display of the Confederate flag on all bases worldwide.
Yes, it’s 2020, and the Marines were still allowed to display the Confederate flag.
Obviously, many folks have been denouncing the absurdity of people still supporting a flag that represents half of the United States’ attempt to continue enslaving Black people for years. And pretty much anyone who has been on the right side of history there (aka the one…not supporting slavery) has had to deal with someone crying about how the Confederate flag is “part of our heritage” and that the Civil War “was about so much more than slavery.”
Ugh, go away. Your racist ancestors lost, get over it.
Apparently, even Stone Cold Steve Austin has been approached by these delusional racists, and has given not even an inch in dealing with them.
The exchange in question appears to have occurred on Facebook, where a fan named April Vickery defended the flag to Austin, possibly in response to that time he gave an interview saying “piss on the rebel flag” and allegedly posted this status:
“For us it wasn’t a sign of hatred or hate or ignorance it’s a sign of Souther Pride a pride in who you are where you come from the people who come from the people you know stood for heritage lineage family and pride never stood for hate ever,” Vickery rambled.
But Austin wasn’t playing around.
“THAT’S NICE AND ALL BUT IF I RECALL IT DON’T MATTER WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU BECAUSE TO AFRICAN AMERICANS EVERYWHERE IT’S A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION, HATRED AND INEQUALITY SO YOUR LITTLE ‘HERITAGE NOT HATE’ STORY DON’T MEAN SHIT BECAUSE YOUR STUPID LITTLE ‘HERITAGE’ WAS BUILT ON THE BACKS OF SLAVES AND IDENTIFYING WITH THAT KINDA SORTA DEFINITELY MAKES YOU TRASH IN THE TEXAS RATTLESNAKE’S EYES,” he allegedly wrote.
“SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SPEW YOUR BULLSHIT BUT JUST KNOW THAT NONE OF US CARE YA DUMB RACIST SUMBITCH AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.”
There’s not a soul among us who doesn’t love seeing Stone Cold take down the racists.
You love to see it.