Americans are disgusted with the NFL’s politicizing of football, especially the two-sided standard which validates Colin Kaepernick’s personal political agenda while simultaneously banning other players from honoring fallen police officers.
It all started about a year ago with a third-rate bench warmer named Kaepernick sat on the bench during the national anthem. when asked Business Insider reports that Kaepernick explained that the move was a protest over how the country treats black people and people of color. And thus a Social Justice Tool was born.
As reaction to football players’ #TakeAKnee protest of the national anthem this weekend, regular flag-loving patriotic fans everywhere are burning NFL jerseys and other NFL gear in their own exercise of free speech.
Zerohedge highlighted several Youtube videos showing fans all around the country burning NFL jerseys and tickets.
The Daily Caller reported that fans booed the players who took a knee to protest the national anthem.
Those who attended football games Sunday expressed their displeasure with players who protested the Star Spangled Banner. New England Patriots fans booed members of the football team who followed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s lead and kneeled in protest of the national anthem.
The AP posted video of the fans booing
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) September 24, 2017
None of this is good for business. Deadline Hollywood noted that “a 21% hit from the fast affiliates of the September 17 game, which was down 14% from the Season opener of September 10.” Both “NBC and the NFL took a ratings hit on Sunday Night Football.”
Desperate to blame President Trump for the ratings slump, NBC News headline screamed “Reaction to Trump’s NFL Feud Mount as Protests Continue in Monday Night Game”.
But it’s not President Trump. We The People — regular Americans — are upset and offended by the constant politicizing of everything. Because the election of 2016 vanquished the Left’s ideology , the media is back with a vengeance, determined to create a daily negative political tension, to create discontent and unease and discomfort so that in 2018 and 2020 we will long for a little bit of peace, a “bi-partisan” working together to solve our problems. And so it’s politics 24/7/365 plus overtime, especially during weekends when people are home from work and ramp down the social media texting and tweeting to settle down in front of the tube to watch sports.
There’s nowhere to escape politics, to enjoy a pastime with friends. It’s the Left’s tactic to win back the centers of power. Agitate people until they either tune out, give up, or punish incumbents for disturbing their peace.
Now regular Americans have had enough with the media, with the NFL, with the prima donna players, who despise our flag, who mock our anthem, who disrespect the men and women of the United States military serving and dying to protect freedom around the globe for generations.
Just like the NFL can take a knee, We The People can light up the BBQ. So let #NFLTailgate2017 begin. The #BBQJerseyChallenge is on.