“This is America.”

That phrase, said in the same tone and tenor as Childish Gambino on his latest, polarizing hit single, is the first thing that popped in my head when I heard that NFL players would be forced to stand if on the field during the National Anthem — or face penalty.

And not just stand. “Stand and show respect.”

The only thing missing from that directive is the word “boy” at the end.

I should be surprised, but sadly, I’m not.