The NFL is in dire straits heading into the 2017 season, as a record number of Americans are abandoning the sport altogether.
Merely a few years ago, the NFL seemed poised to overtake baseball as the nation’s traditional sport of choice, as a stadiums were constantly packed and television providers struggled to determine how best to bring the action to the fans. Strange blackout rules and regional confusion added to the confusion, and the NFL itself found reason to create their own premium cable network to meet the demand that Americans had for the gridiron.
Now, however, all that appears to be changing.
During the 2016 season, the U.S. was treated to an appalling display by San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who fell victim to the trendy Black Lives Matter anti-police movement. The hate group/domestic terror outfit had long been waging a war on police in America and Kaepernick took up arms with the miscreants by refusing to stand for the National Anthem in NFL games in which he played. As more players joined in the pathetic “protest”, the NFL surely realized that they had a problem on their hands, yet they did nothing to admonish these overpaid and bratty athletes, allowing the league to become a thuggish and unruly parody of its former self.
Now, as Americans continue to rail against the bigotry of the Black Lives Matter movement, these shallow “protests” by millionaire millennials have taken their toll on the league with a record drop in ratings in the post-Kaepernick game.
“Americans are so sick of football athletes protesting the national anthem, they’re watching fewer NFL games on TV. A recent poll by J.D. Power found that national anthem protests topped the list of reasons why fewer Americans are watching less football these days, ESPN reports.
“Twenty-six percent of those who watched fewer games said they did so because of NFL players, like Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand while the national anthem is sung at the start of each game.
“This should come as no surprise to anyone whose paid any attention to the increasing politicization of sports coverage. ESPN has beenhemorrhaging viewers over the past year, due in no small part to its decision to push political messaging every chance it gets and minimize its conservative-leaning talent.”
While the NFL itself has no plans to restore order to the league with an umbrella anthem policy, some team owners and coaches are laying down the law themselves.
The unfortunate rise of racism and anti-police terrorism attributed to the Black Lives Matter movement has been far too prevalent in American society, especially after the heinous BLM-inspired attacks that left five Dallas, Texas police officers dead and several others injured last year. As the nation hopes and prays for an end to the misguided and violent group, childish overpaid athletes are doing all that they can to relay the group’s atrocious message.
At least America is finally showing the NFL how they feel about these anti-American brats.