Politics is rapidly taking over the sports world.
Athletes have been encouraged by the corporate press to spout “woke” slogans and virtue-signal.
But an ugly anti-American anthem protest ended in humiliation for one team.
Leftist politics have dangerously seeped into sports at every level.
Wannabe revolutionary Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protests in the NFL in 2016, but they’ve spread far and wide.
Professional athletes in the NFL and other sports took up his cause, as have athletes at the college, high school, and even youth levels.
Kneeling for the Star-Spangled Banner gradually became passé, but it ramped up again after the death of George Floyd.
March Madness is back after last year’s NCAA tournament was canceled due to fears about the Wuhan virus, and one first-round matchup was marred by political activism.
The 12th seeded Georgetown Hoyas led by NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing chose to kneel for the anthem while the 5th seeded Colorado Buffaloes stood.
Georgetown team taking a knee in unison for anthem: pic.twitter.com/Jf5k96nrG5
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) March 20, 2021
The Hoyas never got off one knee and were blown out by the Buffaloes 96-73.
It becomes harder and harder to characterize kneeling during the anthem as nothing more than anti-American.
The so-called goal of “raising awareness” has already been achieved; police brutality has become one of the top issues for members of the Left despite the statistics not backing up the hysteria.
Skeptic Magazine recently conducted a survey that found roughly 38% of people who identify as “liberal” believed 1,000+ unarmed black people were killed by the police, and 53% of those who identify as “very liberal” believed the number was greater than 1,000.
The actual number is approximately 13.
Even many conservatives over-estimated the number, but not nearly as badly as members of the Left.
The mania about police killings has reached unhealthy levels of delusion.
It’s created flat-out hatred of police officers, yet the people in the most vulnerable communities want more policing, not less.
The problem is that only the loud, radical voices get heard.
The anti-police rhetoric of Black Lives Matter gets amplified by the corporate press and members of entertainment media, anyone who presents a counter-narrative message gets ignored or vilified.
Georgetown isn’t the first team to virtue-signal by kneeling, and they likely won’t be the last.
The anti-American trend won’t change until the radical narrative propagated by the Left gets debunked.
It starts with fighting back against K-12 indoctrination in school districts throughout the country.
Many have already begun pushing anti-American Marxist garbage into the minds of young kids.
The trend has to stop before even more damage is done.