The NFL is suffering from weak leadership, considering America’s most popular sport has taken a hit in the ratings. For some reason, Commissioner Roger Goodell still hasn’t received the message that Americans are fed up with the kneeling nonsense. Now, the league says ‘no change’ regarding policy is coming.
From Western Journalism:
The NFL is refusing to change its policy about standing for the national anthem as thousands of Americas plan to boycott football to mark Veterans Day weekend.
“Until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States, we’ll be here,” reads the text on the Boycott The NFL Facebook page, with more than 225,000 followers. “We love football, but we love our flag more.”
🇺🇸Veterans Day Weekend
🇺🇸 Empty @NFL Stadiums!
— J_Patriot_Train (@r_little_finger) November 11, 2017
The watchdog group 2ndVote, meanwhile, has asked fans to “stiff-arm the NFL.”
“We’re sending the National Football League, its corporate sponsors, and the television networks a message this Veterans Day weekend!” 2ndVote said on its website. “Americans are sick of the disrespectful National Anthem protests that the NFL has not only allowed to continue, but has institutionalized in pregame ceremonies.”
More, via Washington Times:
Broadcasts for the first eight games averaged 14.7 million viewers, down from 15.5 million viewers in 2016 and 18.7 percent from 2015.
The take-a-knee demonstrations were led in 2016 by then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a show of protest against the deaths of black men at the hands of police, following several high-profile police shootings and protests by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Critics have called it a false narrative, pointing to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report and Washington Post tally of police shootings, which show that shootings of black people by police are down while black-on-black homicides have skyrocketed.
Enough is enough. NFL millionaires need to start respecting their country, and the league needs to do its part in making sure that happens.