We have now endured an entire week of the National Football League’s redirected protests during the National Anthem, and we’ve learned a few very important things about our nation.
One of the first things that we’ve discovered this week is that Black Lives Matter have finally become a lap dog for the radical left umbrella organization which they fall under. Their supposedly “all-important” symbol of inequality has been misappropriated by angry millionaires whose feelings have been hurt by the blunt, yet necessary thoughts of the President of the United States. Black Lives Matter themselves have now taken a knee, allowing Americans who fit their enemies’ description to redirect their protest away from police brutality, and in the direction of the pathetic and annoying “resistance” without putting up a fight.
Once again, this reiterates the complete ineffectiveness of Black Lives Matter when it comes to peaceful protest, and solidifies their rightful designation as a hate-centric terror organization.
The second thing we learned is that America, as a whole, is completely sick and tired of the elite among us pretending to know what’s best for the rest of the nation.
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Watching millionaires and influential media figures jump on the bandwagon of these “protests”, (now that they are not about racial inequality, mind you), demonstrates just how safe retaliation must be before landing any powerful backers. Kneeling for the anthem is no longer an edgy, fringe idea by default, thanks to the inclusion of wealthy athletes, old billionaire white guy owners, and lesser known personalities who are quite obviously looking to be included in the media circus that has invaded the National Football League.
And thirdly, and most importantly, America is over it.
“A new poll shows that the favorability rating of the NFL among Donald Trump supporters was nearly cut in half after more than 200 players kneeled during the national anthem last week.
“Morning Consult conducted the survey, and the results are a very bad sign for the NFL.
“They released the following data in a press release to The Daily Caller:
“‘NFL’s Brand Favorability Drops To Lowest Point Since Morning Consult Started Tracking: The NFL’s net favorability has dropped from 30% on September 21 to 17% on September 28.’
“‘On September 21, 25% of Trump supporters said they had a very favorable view of the NFL and 11% had a very unfavorable view.’
“‘As of Sept 28, those numbers have dramatically changed with 33% of Trump supporters say they have a very unfavorable view of the NFL and 16% report having a very favorable view.’
“Dropping from 30 percent to only 17 percent in a week is a massive red flag for NFL management. Any smart businessman can look at those numbers and realize the league is now in full crisis mode.”
In reality, this entire sad chapter in American sports history is likely almost over, as the protests themselves will surely fizzle out as the national attention span resets this week.
Furthermore, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has only one thing on his mind: Revenue. With the baseball post-season imminent, and the NBA and NHL about to fire back up in earnest, Goodell understands that nipping this slipping slope of favorability must be priority number one. This has lead many to believe that the Patriots’ promise to stand for Sunday’s anthem was nothing more than the commissioner calling in a favor to the prodigal son, (Tom Brady), after allowing him only a 4 game suspension last season for his part in a league-wide tainting of the post-season results from a year earlier.