Sports have become unbearably “woke” in the Donald Trump era.
Fans who just want to enjoy a game are being lectured to nonstop by athletes and broadcasters.
Now one NBA team hired a Trump-hating announcer that will have you rolling your eyes.
The Sacramento Kings fired long-time play-by-play announcer Grant Napear for an unbelievable reason.
After former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins prodded Napear for his thoughts on Black Lives Matter, Napear tweeted: “ALL LIVES MATTER…EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!”
In the age of woke, tweeting something like that is vile and racist and grounds for termination.
Napear admitted in an interview with Outkick’s Clay Travis that he believes he was set up by Cousins, a player with whom he had a contentious relationship.
Replacing Napear will be ESPN announcer Mark Jones, who’s become completely overwhelmed by Trump Derangement Syndrome.
After Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron announced there would be no homicide charges against the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting, Jones tweeted:
Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to “protect” me he can just take the day off. Fr.
I’d rather not have the officer shoot me because he feared for his life because of my black skin or other dumb ish.
I’m not signing my own death certificate💯
— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) September 24, 2020
This is either unhinged thinking, or shameless virtue-signaling.
Either way, it’s disgusting.
The idea that Jones would be in danger at a football stadium, particularly during COVID when the stadiums are largely empty, is absurd on its face.
Jones’s statements were even more ridiculous considering he’d praised police officers in the past on Twitter:
— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) July 15, 2016
Jones also retweeted two separate posts that mocked San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa after he tore his ACL because Bosa supported Donald Trump.
Black Lives Matter, an openly Marxist organization, has been fully embraced by athletes and leagues across all professional sports.
ESPN seemed to be distancing itself from the over-the-top political commentary, but the death of George Floyd in May brought on the full wokeness of the company.
Now nonsensical political commentary from their broadcasters has spread throughout the company, and people are tuning out.