Why are athletes so anti-President Trump?
President Trump urged the anthem-kneelersto stand for the American flag and it was met with immense backlash.
And now one member of the Super Bowl winning Eagles just made things even worse.
What’s so strange about the leader of America asking for allegiance to what our veterans fought and died for?
Players claimed to kneel because they wanted social justice change.
So the NFL countered their protests with a nearly $90 million dollar deal to go towards their “social justice” causes of choice, in exchange for standing during the anthem.
And what did they do?
They kept kneeling.
And Super Bowl winner, Chris Long, just dropped a truth bomb about how they truly feel about their fans.
“During Monday’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “The Herd,” Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long shrugged off the NFL’s ratings drop being attributed to players like teammate Malcolm Jenkins protesting the National Anthem.
Long said that “a lot of people are having more fun watching football than ever” and players are putting their social consciences over the league’s success.
“I’m not sure this is true, Chris, but I’ll throw it out there: Some believe the kneeling has hurt ratings. It doesn’t bother me, but there’s military people that connect to it.
How do you reconcile that what you do is empowering players, but it may be bad for your business?” host Colin Cowherd asked.
Long responded, “[W]hile there are a lot of studies that show the ratings are down, I would say a lot of people are having more fun watching football than ever.
But, at the end of the day, I think what you’re seeing is a bunch of guys that care more about their social conscience or standing up for the things they believe in over the ratings and over the bottom dollar.”
“It’s funny, as athletes people always tell us to play for the love of the game, follow your heart, improve your communities, and when certain guys try to do that in a certain not so cookie cutter way, all of a sudden, it’s, ‘Hey, what about the bottom line?
What about your paycheck? It’s going to shrink.’ Well, don’t you want us not to care so much about the money?” he added.”
You can watch the entire interview here.
— Waterboys.org (@WaterboysORG) February 13, 2018
This kind of ideology is exactly why people are abandoning the NFL.
They may not care about the money now, but they might if they had to start playing for free.