Stuart Varney joined FOX and Friends on Monday to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Varney reminded the FOX and Friends hosts that NFL stadiums have collected over $1 billion in federal subsidies.

Stuart Varney: There’s $1.1 billion in direct subsidies from taxpayers to the NFL… Taxpayer subsidies go to the building of stadiums. There have been 20 new NFL stadiums since 1997. All of them have received a degree of taxpayer subsidies.

According to FOX Sports over the last 20 years, the American public has spent more than $7 billion dollars to build or renovate NFL stadiums, taking on 46 percent of the total costs of those projects.

It’s time to cut them off.

They don’t respect the country. Why should the country respect them?