Little did Colin Kaepernick know over a year ago that his kneeling demonstration would morph from a grievance over perceived racial injustice and police brutality to a well-orchestrated anti-Trump demonstration that is managing to drive the once heralded National Football League (NFL) into the ground.
Instead of honoring our flag and our courageous soldiers who fought and died to preserve the freedoms these narcissist players take advantage of in the form of million-dollar contracts, the NFL opted for political messaging over patriotism by encouraging their employees to violate a well-established policy on standing for the anthem.
Despite plummeting TV ratings, backlash from their own fan base–in the form of empty seats and ticket bonfires– and youth football players as young as 8 kneeling, the NFL has forged ahead on a road to nowhere, in its dead-end pursuit to elevate this movement to new heights. In the latest episode of this unending saga of leftist politicking, the NFL has chosen the status quo.
According to Reuters, the NFL, led by its liberal hack, Roger Goodell, will not issue a league wide mandate to have players stand for the National Anthem and will brainstorm with team owners next week on a resolution to this lingering crisis.
“(Goodell) has a plan that he is going to present to owners about how to use our platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in this country,” NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call.
“What we don’t have is a proposal that changes our policy, we don’t have something that mandates anything. That’s clear. If that was the case I doubt the head of the NFLPA would have put a joint statement out with us.”
The statement released on Wednesday said Goodell invited NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to the meetings and that the agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized.
Lockhart said the discussions will focus on how to use the broad platforms of the NFL, players and clubs to try and make progress on issues of equality, social justice and criminal justice reform.
“These are issues that are important to our clubs, issues that are important to our players, issues that are important to the communities in which we play,” said Lockhart.
There are a plethora of forums to disseminate the message of social justice and equality and plenty of opportunities for these men of extraordinary means to donate portions of their salaries to these causes. The deliberate decision by the players, by a way of a full-fledged endorsement from their employer, to center this “movement” around the national anthem is appalling and confirms that the media/entertainment arm of this country are out of touch with the realities of the American people.
[Note: This article was written by Zachary Smith]