The NFL has become absurdly political.
It’s gotten worse ever since Colin Kaepernick began the anti-American anthem protest in 2016.
But sports agents ripped the NFL’s “woke” agenda with one statement.
The NFL is destroying its brand.
League, along with other professional sports leagues, has made overtures to the woke police that have become ascendant.
The NFL incorporated the black national anthem into its big events, which was a cringeworthy token gesture.
But sports agents are calling out the NFL for its fake pledge to wokeness.
The Athletic got anonymous quotes from several agents who chastised the league for their fake commitment to supposed social justice.
When the agents were asked if the NFL had done anything different since the death of George Floyd, they answered:
—“Nothing. It’s all bullsh*t. The NFL does not care. They just want everyone to believe they care. Same with player health. The same people are hiring the same people who will hire the same people.”
— “Nothing. It’s just talk. You have a bunch of owners focused on where their money goes and, frankly, just want the noise to stop. I don’t like the draft pick compensation for hiring minorities.”
The NFL needs to learn that there’s no placating the Left.
Owners earmarked $89 million for the players’ social justice causes, but it will never be enough.
The radical Left always sets unattainable goals to justify an unending pursuit for “equity.”
Even though American society has improved exponentially, the Left acts as if America is worse than ever.
Another anonymous agent said:
—“I’m hoping it becomes less about protests and more about actions. What can players do on the education side and community side? Players get engaged, talk to law enforcement and help more (and) became aware who wants to get involved beyond #protest.”
But there isn’t much more beyond protest.
Left-wing activists just want followers who will do their bidding when they’re called to do so.
The NFL’s pursuit of social justice also exposed how leftist factions tend to splinter off and fight each other.
Another agent noted:
—“I don’t really see anything different. … I see more females hired and that’s a good thing, but issues remain with hiring minorities.”
The leftist doctrine of intersectionality ranks layers of oppression, which can put women in conflict with racial minorities.
Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Eugene Chung was allegedly told during an interview that he “wasn’t the right minority.”
The woke always eats itself.
Finally, another agent said:
—“Nothing. I think it’s all just propaganda. If anything, I think people are more cautious about what they say publicly.”
The chilling effect on free speech that wokeness has is probably the most damaging aspect of all the insanity.
Forcing people to bite their tongues is not conducive to a healthy society, and the problem won’t reverse itself until more people stand up to the woke mob.