Here’s the latest from the NFL vs POTUS extravaganza, featuring the Donald having a brief discussion with reporters on Wednesday morning at the White House and warning that, let met quote:
“I think The NFL is in a box, the only thing that is doing well for The NFL is the pre-game. They can’t have people disrespecting the national anthem. The NFL has to change or their business is going to go to hell.”
And the push-back is already in full swing, with Americans turning off their TVs and stopping watching NFL games,ratings dropping, while companies are starting to pull ads from NFL games. Stubhub is now discounting NFL tickets by 10% by the way.
Frankly, the world of sports should be a “safe space” for the American public, i.e. a politics free zone. Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when professional sports are populated with mostly juiced up whiny athletes with little (if any) loyalty to the city/state which they happen to play for and they can’t be regarded anymore as role models for society.
The current politicization of the NFL mirrors the rampant political correctness and social justice dogma which crept up in all the corners of American life in the past decades. In real sports, there’s no affirmative action and no social justice, there are no safe spaces, as the winner takes it all and the loser goes home with nothing. You cannot use victim group status in sports, nor lie and steal to achieve athletic superiority or to win medals and trophies. You have to earn these by working hard, and now cultural Marxism is destroying one of the latest bastions of American meritocracy.
The social justice manifested by some NFL players and owners tries to address a non issue, i.e. they are protesting a non existent (endemic) racism in a system that made these players celebrities (not to mention multi millionaires), with an obvious disregard for their skin color.
Obviously, the players have the right to virtue signal as much as they want on the social justice warrior plantation and the American public has every right to stop making them rich by walking away from the NFL and taking their money with them.
Again, remember how all this started:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
– Colin Kaepernick; August 26, 2016