The National Football League has been suffering for two seasons.
Uber-rich, entitled athletes have been insulting the country by kneeling during the National Anthem. Fans have been turned off by the shocking, un-American “protests.”
What has the league done to end this disgrace?
The commissioner made a weak statement, saying players “should” stand. But he did not use his authority to require it from all players. Only a few team owners have put their foot down.
Meanwhile ratings are tanking. Stadiums are empty. NFL merchandise is being dumped. And even TV networks are considering dropping the sport.
So what does the league do to save the sport?
Pay off the very people who started the problem! I kid you not.
The NFL’s sellout to their anthem-protesting players, is starting to look a lot more like a buyout. According to ESPN, the league will offer nearly $100 million to causes designed to promote “social justice change.”
In a move unlike anything seen from a major American sports league, the league will offer the money in hopes that it will end the ratings-killing protest movement begun by Colin Kaepernick in the preseason of 2016…
There are major concerns with several of these groups that are earmarked to receive NFL dollars. The Dream Corps website reads like a Van Jones personal publicity site. The once-avowed communist and current CNN commentator, appears in a couple different pages of the site. Including a page which promotes Jones’ new book.
The group also supports an initiative called Green For All, which has the goal to, “…build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty…”
The other gigantic concern here is the 50 percent of funds earmarked for the Players Coalition. The money spent by this group will probably, at least in some significant measure, mirror the spending pattern of the NFL Players Association and how they’ve spent their money. Which, should serve as a source of great concern for all.
Meaning the NFL will pump millions of dollars into the race-baiting, America-hating Communist groups that started this problem in the first place. Instead of demanding players stop protesting. Instead of firing every last player that is hurting the league. The league is merely caving to pressure. Pathetic.
$100 million is no chump change. That is money WE put into the league. Our support, viewership, and purchases will soon fund radical, leftist ideology.
The NFL will be bankrolling the poisonous rhetoric that leads to riots, crimes against cops, and racial hate.
If the NFL thinks they will get anywhere with this stunt, they are delusional.
Americans will not be happy that they are trying to pay themselves out of this problem. Most people will agree that they should have just stopped the protests. Just tell all the players to stand.
The fact that this has gotten so out of hand is mind-boggling. And this payoff won’t even guarantee the players will not continue to insult our country.
It will only ensure more fans abandon this American pastime.
What do you think?
Do you think this payoff will work? Can the NFL claw back some of its reputation and fans?