For a moment there, it seems as though the NFL was ready to right the ship and take matters into their own hands as it pertains to the bevy of bratty boys kneeling during the National Anthem.
The outrage across America has been palpable, as the anthem protests of the National Football League have continued, and intensified, over the course of the last year. What began with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee to shock the U.S. into listening to his petulant and arrogant take on American police has become a national scourge on sport and patriotism.
Despite an enormous outcry from the fans and the free press, the NFL and individual team owners have done virtually nothing to quell the outrage. Instead, the players have been allowed to run amok, with one NFL administrator famously admitting that the “inmates” were “running the prison”.
As if the NFL couldn’t do anything to further alienate themselves from the patriotic Americans who once made up a vast majority of their audience, the league is now looking to bolster the very “social justice warriors” who created this mess in the first place.
“In an unprecedented move for a major professional sports league, the NFL has proposed partnering with its players to effect social justice change, though not all players are in agreement on the proposal.
“On Monday, the league submitted to players the final draft of a proposal that, according to documents reviewed by ESPN, would contribute nearly $100 million to causes considered important to African-American communities. The NFL hopes this effort will effectively end the peaceful-yet-controversial movement that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernickstarted when he refused to stand for the national anthem last season.“Players are expected to discuss the offer during a scheduled conference call Wednesday night.
“However, some players who have actively protested since 2016 are displeased with the NFL’s approach and plan to break from the Players Coalition, a group of roughly 40 players who negotiated with the league office, over how its leaders have handled negotiations. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin are regarded as the leaders of the coalition.”
This move would only further the hijacking of sports for a political purpose, which has been at the very crux of this issue from day one.
Should the NFL decide to go through with this political outreach, the only outcome could be more criticism of what exactly the league is doing with its immense power and wealth. Much of the hatred for the players’ protests comes from the very idea that these overpaid athletes are bringing politics to the field of play, and the NFL’s future involvement in the neo-Fascist “social justice” movement is just more of the same.