The anti-American anthem protests that swept across the NFL continue to have ramifications.
The politicization of professional football has led to many fans turning away from the game.
But the details behind one Anthem protester’s release make his politics look ridiculous.
For the third season in a row, the NFL has seen a decrease in viewership, which has had a harmful effect on advertising revenue.
The chaos sprang from the anti-American anthem protests instigated by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, who said he was protesting police officers murdering black people.
However, statistics don’t back up his claims.
In 2016, only 18 unarmed black men were shot and killed by the police.
In 2017, the number was 20.
The current figure for 2018 is 14.
And this is out of a nation of roughly 340 million people.
While any unnecessary death is tragic, police misconduct is investigated in each incident, and sometimes leads to homicide convictions.
The hysteria over police violence is largely manufactured by a leftist mainstream media that’s eager to push a racism narrative.
Sadly, the issue divided the country and politicized sports, one of the last bastions of escapism.
And the New York Jets lost support of the police group Blue Lives Matter after the team signed running back Isaiah Crowell, who’d posted a gruesome illustration of a black-clad terrorist slitting a police officer’s throat.
One of the best players to protest was Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt.
In 2017, Hunt led the NFL in rushing with 1,327 yards as a rookie.
He also disrespected the Star-Spangled Banner by sitting in protest.
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In the midst of another great season with the Chiefs, Hunt was released after footage leaked of him shoving a woman in a hotel, then kicking her when she was on the ground.
TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoving, bull-rushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel back in February. SUBSCRIBE — http://po.st/TMZSportsSubscribe About TMZ Sports: Some of the best stories in sports have been off the field and we’re reporting on athletes from NFL, NBA, UFC, WWE, MLB and more!
Many fans were quick to point out the irony of a player protesting brutality while committing an act of brutality, against a woman no less.
Also running counter to the narrative of the racist, renegade cop, the police showed up to the scene and calmly interviewed Hunt and his cohorts, which was recorded on body-cams.
Unsurprisingly, the left’s call for body-cams has reduced the number of sensationalistic accounts of police brutality.
A few left-wing activists have even caught lying about police violence due to body-cam footage.
The ACLU even pondered banning the use of body-cams under the pretext of privacy.
Unverified scary police stories are better for the left-wing activism industry.
As for Hunt, his promising NFL career is slowly slipping away.
He recently got into another altercation at a club.
One would think an NFL player on the brink of being unhirable would do his best to avoid all public conflict.
TMZ Sports obtained video of a very upset Kareem Hunt being restrained in the moments after he allegedly beat up a 37-year-old man inside of a Kansas City nightclub back in January. SUBSCRIBE — http://po.st/TMZSportsSubscribe About TMZ Sports: Some of the best stories in sports have been off the field and we’re reporting on athletes from NFL, NBA, UFC, WWE, MLB and more!
The Kareem Hunt saga sums up the left perfectly: it’s easier to signal virtue than to live with it.
Adding insult to career injury, EA Sports confirms the gaming company is in the process of removing Hunt from Madden 19.