The National Football League is simply out of control, and those who weren’t boycotting before will certainly be given pause this week.
For weeks, the American people have been displaying their utter disgust with the NFL after a wide range of players began kneeling, stretching, sitting, ignoring, or otherwise disrespecting the National Anthem, and for a variety of reasons.
What began as a statement on police brutality has morphed into a gesture denoting racial inequality. Then there was a protest against the President’s opinion of the kneeling, not to mention those who are now just mad at the NFL for considering a rule change to force them to stand. In other words; It’s following the same pattern that Black Lives Matter did as an organization in which dysfunction and confusion are the main forces at work.
Now, as the league continues to spiral out of control, fans are left to see these “role models” acting out completely inappropriately, and not just during the Star Spangled Banner, as evidenced by Marshawn Lynch’s latest, violent move.
“During the second quarter of the game, Lynch ran onto the field to get involved in a scrum that started after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was flagged for a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
“Lynch bumped into line judge Julian Mapp and then appeared to push him, which resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and his ejection from the contest.
“Both Lynch and Peters are Oakland natives, and Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn noted after the game that Lynch was attempting to protect Peters and get him out of the fray, according to ESPN.com’s Paul Gutierrez.”
The NFL has been losing advertisers, viewers, and ticket sales over the course of several years, but the 2017 season has been a watershed moment for the anti-football crowd.
Massive boycotts have rocked the league, due to the anthem-kneelers scandal, and youth participation in the sport has dwindled immensely due to concussion concerns and professional players’ malleable morality. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who genuinely appears afraid of his players, has done little to quell these concerns, leading to further financial ruin for the embattled league.