When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees suspiciously switched his stance on kneeling during the national anthem, that was the moment we all knew the NFL would bury itself.
In fact, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement practically encouraging players to kneel during the national anthem for the impending season. The season hasn’t started yet, so we don’t know if that will be the final nail in the coffin.
But President Trump’s new brilliant plan will make the NFL implode on its own.
Empty stadiums and low television ratings?
That’s what the NFL has to look forward to amid the spread of the Wuhan virus across the country and the expectation that nearly all NFL players will kneel during the national anthem.
The NFL plans to move forward by playing regular season games amongst stadiums with no fans, but if players kneel then everybody will be turning the channel anyways. They’re about to be in a position where the only profitable part of the league will be merchandising, and even that is ambitious.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, has been less than optimistic that sports will return at all this year, but the leagues are moving forward regardless of what he thinks.
More specifically, he definitely doesn’t think the NFL will be able to move forward at all “Unless players are essentially in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day.”
And then President Trump chimed in on Dr. Fauci’s comments by saying, “Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening.”
But while that looks like he’s advocating for the NFL to return, that’s not the case.
President Trump followed that by saying, “However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!”
Think about what he’s doing here. Trump wants the NFL to return to dismal ratings and zero stadium attendance because he knows that it will be the final nail in the coffin.
They won’t be able to recover from the optics of rampant anti-American anthem kneeling and will obviously stifle their profitability, forcing the league to make major changes.
That is Trump’s master plan. He’s encouraging them to go ahead with the schedule as planned because he knows this will make the league implode.
President Trump was asked recently about Goodell’s address to the players recently and he responded: “When the national anthem plays and our flag, the great American flag, is raised, you should not be kneeling. You should be standing, ideally with your hand on your heart or saluting. But they should not be kneeling. They can protest enough, and I saw the NFL get very weak. I saw — Drew Brees is a warrior, a great, great quarterback. A fan of his, I’m a fan of his. I saw him make this beautiful statement and the next day he retracted the statement. He talked about his father and his grandfather fighting in the war for our country, our flag and then the next day he retracted it. I just don’t get that. But you have to stand when the flag goes up. And I think they’ll lose a lot of fans and a lot of support in the NFL. That already happened before. I thought they learned their lesson. But I think it’s gonna happen again.”
That’s right. President Trump foresees the implosion and is there for encouraging them to make a mockery of themselves. This is what they get for not listening to President Trump. It’s well-earned.
President Trump concluded, “And I was surprised at Roger, Roger Goodell, that he would have done what he did and made the statement that he made. Nobody was even asking for it.”
That’s absolutely right.
And the NFL, including commissioner Goodell, are pushing for a team to hire disgraced quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who initially started this mess – purely for optics reasons amid this chaotic climate.
President Trump should get his popcorn ready.