Sports have given into the “woke” madness like every other institution.
Not even the NFL is safe.
And one NFL team destroyed its brand with this insane surrender to cancel culture.
Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder said he would never change the Redskins nickname.
He withstood years of pushes from left-wing activists, but ultimately caved amid pressure from corporations in light of George Floyd’s death.
At the time, Snyder was also beset by a scandal involving the harassment of team cheerleaders.
Now the Football Team is getting rid of cheerleaders and replacing them with a coed dance team.
We’re excited to welcome famed NBA entertainment exec Petra Pope to the team!
Petra will help us design and reimagine a unique gameday experience for our fans once we can all gather again at FedExField. https://t.co/FEO62wpvAh
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) March 3, 2021
New team entertainment executive Petra Pope promised to make the new dance squad “modern and diverse,” which means “woke” and off-putting.
Pope added, “We want to be more inclusive, so we are going to invite a coed entity (to audition). We’re able to do more things with the strength of a male, and lifts, so that’s changed a great deal. The inclusivity, strength, and interest of choreography has changed.”
The move by the Football Team is yet another example of progressivism seeping into places where it doesn’t belong.
It’s been downhill for the NFL ever since former quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protests that spread like wildfire.
Soon the NFL and other leagues around the world were throwing their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement, a radical left-wing organization started by avowed “trained Marxists.”
Kaepernick has since been transformed into a martyr, and the league’s ratings have suffered greatly.
The league slowly rallied after Kaepernick’s initial protest in 2016, but viewership again took a hit when the NFL redoubled its “woke” efforts in 2020.
The ratings for Super Bowl LV was a huge disappointment for the league.
The 2020-21 season began with the league playing two different national anthems, and concluded with a ratings whimper.
No pastime is safe with the crazed Maoists looking for cultural totems to destroy.
Not even cheerleaders at football games are safe from the woke outrage mob.
There was no clamoring from fans for an “inclusive” dance team; it’s merely leftist social engineering and perhaps pandering on the part of the Football Team.
The NFL’s problems surrounding concussions and bad refereeing seem miniscule in comparison to the wokeness that’s slowly enveloping the league.