Liberals are ruining sports by infusing “wokeness.”
Favorability among all of the professional leagues is down at the moment.
But one senator gave NFL players advice that infuriated Democrats.
NFL ratings took a dive after Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protests that spread to various leagues.
The NFL gradually scaled down the politics, but all of that came crashing down in 2020 with the embrace of the radical Black Lives Matter movement.
The league appears to be veering away from politics again, and scored a ratings bonanza with the 2021 NFL draft in Cleveland.
It was the first NFL event that had no COVID-19 restrictions, and the venue was packed.
And Alabama senator Tommy Tuberville advised the latest NFL draftees to stay away from opining on politics.
“Nobody’s looking for an outspoken person…We’re too divided as it is…Everybody wants to make an opinion and that’s fine, but, I think, especially for young people to get involved in something that maybe they might not understand as much, I think they need to let people that, whatever they do for a living, justify it…I’d just like to see our country be more settled down in terms of people getting into politics or in sports and vice versa.”
Tuberville coached the Auburn Tigers to an undefeated season in 2004, and ruined Jeff Sessions’s attempt at returning to the Senate.
His advice to players echoes what Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said about the NFL becoming too political.
Fans want to escape from their daily lives and simply watch sports.
They don’t want to be lectured to by athletes who more than likely don’t have a firm grasp of the issues.
Most of the players are just parroting Democrat talking points and getting rewarded for it.
Kaepernick has been turned into a martyr by the corporate press.
He signed lucrative deals with some of the biggest companies in the world: Penguin Random House, Disney, Nike, and Netflix to name a few.
The 2020 season kicked off with the NFL playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” alongside the unofficial black national anthem, a truly divisive moment for the country.
Radical leftists were salivating at the display, but most fans turned away.
The 2021 season seems as though it will have less in-your-face politics as the league quickly backed off the pervasive Black Lives Matter rhetoric of 2020.
The next hurdle for the NFL will be returning to normalcy and getting rid of the burdensome COVID-19 restrictions that plagued the 2020 season.
No team was allowed to have a proper offseason; OTAs (organized team activities) and the preseason games were scrapped.
The draft was a good sign that the league is ready to erase the disastrous 2020 season that almost didn’t make it.