The NFL is a frenetic bipolar league.
One day they’re demanding players stand for the national anthem, and the next day they’re defending these anti-Americans.
But the NFL just announced one awful move that will infuriate patriotic Americans.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is an embarrassment to America.
Kaepernick first instigated the league-wide protests as a call to “social justice” issues,with current roster players like Marshawn Lynch, Martellus Bennett, and Chris Long now taking up the embattled quarterback’s mantle.
The NFL has a big problem because as long as players continue to follow Kaepernick’s divisive acts, they will continue to lose fans at a rapid rate.
Stadium attendance and television ratings for football games was at an all-time low last season.
And now, instead of the NFL fixing the problem across the board, the league is reportedly allowing teams to decide for themselves whether to demand their players stand for the anthem or not.
“Still looking for a satisfactory policy on player protests during the playing of the national anthem, the NFL may be about ready to leave the decision over the protests to the individual teams.
After two years of demonstrations, the league is still discussing the anthem protests and is apparently preparing to abandon any pretense of control over the issue by leaving the teams free to handle the protests however they want.
“My guess is they will leave it up to the teams,” one league official who wished to remain anonymous told The Washington Post.
Players have been kneeling in protest against the country for two full seasons, and TV ratings have fallen by double digits over the same period.
During the 2017 season, the National Football League announced that it would not try to force players to stand during the anthem. But ratings continued to drop as the protests remained pervasive.
Current player rules state that all team members must be on the sidelines during the anthem, but there are no requirements that they to stand for the nation’s song.
But some owners have repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the lenient policy. Among others, owners such as the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones, the Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Brown, and the Houston Texans’ Robert McNair have all expressed a desire to require players to stand in honor for the anthem.
A major force standing in the way of such a policy would be the players’ union, the National Football League Players Association.
With the league having essentially given the players the OK to protest, only to turn around and let the teams decide whether or not to allow it would likely become a major issue for the union.”
This is certainly one way to take the “thorn” out of the NFL’s side.
The league is taking the coward’s way out and basically saying, “Ohhh, it’s the teams’ choices, it’s out of our hands.”
They’re absolving themselves of the situation and putting the blame on the teams’ owners instead of fixing the systemic problem.
And that means they’ll just lose more and more fans regardless of which team decides what.