The National Football League is failing, both morally and financially, due to their own ineptitude when it comes to recognizing offensive and discriminatory actions among its players.
No, we are not talking about the “unfair” treatment that NFL stars get at the hands of police. (If anything, these overpaid brats are likely given a wide berth by law enforcement due to their pseudo-celebrity status). Rather, we are speaking on the subject of the athletes’ collective disparaging of the men and women in uniform who they disrespect every game by kneeling, sitting, or otherwise not standing for the National Anthem.
This ridiculously unacceptable behavior has spurred a number of boycotts directed at the NFL, which have resulted in a litany of advertisers abandoning the league, as well as enormous drops in both television ratings and ticket sales.
Now, as they do with all things in America, the NAACP is somehow finding a way to stick their nose into the issue, and the opinion that they are attempting to indoctrinate us with is purely absurd.
“The California chapter of the CBS station KOVR-TV reports.is pushing to get rid of the , calling the song racist and anti-black,
“‘This song is wrong,’ chapter president Alice Huffman told the station. ‘It should never have been there, and just like we didn’t have it until 1931, it won’t kill us if it goes away.’
“Huffman said that the protests led her to look at the lyrics of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ especially the parts of the anthem Americans don’t typically sing.
“‘It’s racist,’ she said. ‘It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people.’
“Huffman is referring to the third stanza, which includes the lyric ‘no refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.'”
Huffman’s public ire is likely nothing more than a stunt aimed at attaching the NAACP’s name to the massive controversy, much in the same way that previously unnoticed athletes flocked to the protests in order to find their names in the headlines of ESPN and other liberal media organizations.
The NAACP’s unnecessary involvement with the issue is highlighted by yet another action being taken by the organization in which they are calling for the censure of U.S. President Donald Trump for his opinion that those kneeling during the National Anthem should be fired.