Professional sports are running off fans with their ridiculous embrace of politics.
Ratings are down for sports that refuse to allow fans to enjoy the game without political messages crammed in their faces.
But one NFL great slammed pro athletes for one anti-Trump protest.
It seems that the major American professional sports leagues have gone completely mad.
The NFL, NBA, and MLB have all gone overboard with their acceptance of the Black Lives Matter agenda, which is openly Marxist.
The height of absurdity came when the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted a playoff game because of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Not only did the other teams in the NBA boycott for several days, teams in other sports leagues followed suit.
This is complete madness, and retired Chicago Bears all-pro linebacker Brian Urlacher had the courage to say it.
“[Former NFL quarterback] Brett Favre played the [Monday Night Football] game on the day his dad died, threw 4 [touchdowns] in the first half, and was a legend for playing through the face of adversity…NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
Everything Urlacher said was true.
Blake is accused of digitally raping a woman as she slept while trespassing on her property.
He then stole her car keys.
After police arrived on the scene, Blake resisted arrest.
The police deployed tasers but they were ineffective.
As Blake reached for a knife, one officer shot him.
The police shooting is currently under investigation, which is how the criminal justice system is supposed to work.
But the radical activists don’t seem interested in due process, and neither do the gullible athletes protesting in Blake’s name.
It was a chilling moment of irony when WNBA players wore Jacob Blake’s name on their shirts after he allegedly raped a woman (whom he had allegedly sexually assaulted before).
The true intent behind the protests is to help the Democrats defeat Donald Trump.
Democrats don’t have any popular policies to run on, so they’re trying to sow chaos and blame it all on Trump.
Despite having the full complement of Hollywood talent at their disposal, the Democratic National Convention was an embarrassment in comparison to the Republican National Convention, which was much better produced.
The left’s hatred of Donald Trump and the big tilt to the left has caused a massive decline in viewership.
The NBA playoff ratings are down over 40%, and that’s with a populace craving distraction during the prolonged coronavirus lockdown.
Hopefully more athletes and former athletes like Urlacher will speak out against the insanity that’s spreading through society at an alarming speed.
These sports leagues might find out that there’s a point of no return where the fans simply won’t ever return in the numbers they did before.
That will significantly impact players’ wallets.