Steven Seagal is back in the news, and Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but have some fun at his expense.
The action star spoke to “Good Morning Britain” from Russia this week for an interview in which he defended President Donald Trump, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, and expressed his disgust at NFL players protesting during the national anthem.
“I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views,” Seagal said in the interview. “I respect the American flag and I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag.”
After playing the clip, Colbert joked, “Yes, risked his life countless times for the American flag and sure, none of that was real, but then again neither is his hair.”
The “Late Show” host then took the joke to the next level by putting on a fake goatee to impersonate Seagal while delivering another message to the NFL using titles of old Seagal movies.
“These football players have the fans under siege,” he said. “They may think they’re above the law, but they may soon find themselves on deadly ground.”
And Colbert didn’t hold back for his punchline. “One thing’s for sure: you mess with Steven Seagal, you’re not only going straight to hell – you’re going straight to DVD.”