Just when you think the NFL couldn’t get any worse, they exceed your expectations.
Not only are they dealing with disrespectful anthem-kneelers, but they have rampant domestic violence and drug issues occurring among their players.
And now the league just waged war on Christmas.
The league has become a disaster for a plethora of reasons—poor stadium attendance, even poorer TV ratings, and a loss of advertising revenue.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Roger Goodell remains in complete denial that his league has any issues at all.
The team owners obviously agree—they just gave Goodell an outrageous contract extension.
And now adding insult to injury, the league has declared war on Christmas by fining Saints running back Alvin Kamara for wearing Christmas-themed cleats on Christmas Eve.
“Having already thoroughly alienated veterans, the military, the flag, the police, the legal system, and the president of the United States; the NFL is quickly running out of sacred institutions to throw under the bus.
However, it appears they’re not done. The NFL has now decided to take on Christmas.
Saints running back Alvin Kamara donned a pair of Christmas-themed cleats during the Saints game against the Falcons on Christmas Eve. Here’s a look at the Santa-themed kicks Kamara wore:
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) December 23, 2017
Cool, right? Appropriate and tasteful footwear for a league putting on a game in the heart of the Christmas season, right?
The NFL fined Kamara for wearing the cleats. The Saints running back tweeted his notice from the NFL on Thursday:
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) December 28, 2017
Apparently, tis not the season.
Kamara chose to wear the cleats knowing he would likely get fined. According to the Sporting News, Kamara told reporters after the game, “I’m going to make a GoFundMe — yeah, I’m getting fined — and whatever the fine is, I’m going to pay the fine and the rest I’m going to donate to a charity. Simple as that.
We were just talking about the NFL not being a Grinch. We need them to just leave us alone.”
NFL disciplinary guidelines state that the penalty for a first offense uniform violation such as Kamara’s, is $6,076.
A number that could be easily paid by Kamara, or easily raised through GoFundMe. Though, does that money really makes up for all the bad publicity the NFL will receive for fining someone for Santa cleats?”
The sad thing about this is should anyone really surprised by the NFL’s response here?
Yet it does make you wonder what’s coming next. No more praying for Christian players on the field? Or not allowing players to cross themselves?
If the goal is to completely destroy the NFL from the inside out, then that would seem like the next logical step.