The NFL appears to be on a suicide mission.
The league has done everything it can to scare off viewers.
Now the NFL destroyed its brand with one anti-American anthem protest.
The NFL still has not properly dealt with the fallout from Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest.
Since Kaepernick kneeled for the anthem in 2016, the league has taken a weak stance on the issue.
And the problem has only gotten worse.
Kaepernick has been elevated to superstar status by the left-wing media, and the NFL decided to play the unofficial black national anthem before games in 2020.
The move backfired spectacularly as fans turned away, and many players said they would not participate in any anthem displays.
Instead of learning its lesson, the NFL decided to double down on stupid.
The league will again play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before games in 2021.
From The New York Post:
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” (unofficially known as “the black national anthem”) will be played in addition to “The Star-Spangled Banner” before kickoff of the first regular-season game (Cowboys at Buccaneers, Sept. 9) as well as at marquee events like the Pro Bowl, Super Bowl and the NFL Draft. The song was performed during similar events last season.
It’s asinine that the NFL would make this move at such a polarizing time in the country.
Radical leftists like Kaepernick are reveling in the division and chaos they’re sowing.
They’re contributing to the balkanization of America.
Joe Biden and the Democrats constantly talk about unity and wanting to bring the country together.
But their actions scream the opposite.
Having two national anthems is not unifying the country; it’s dividing it.
Sports are powerful because they’re meritocratic, they’re unifying, and they serve as a respite from the realities of daily life.
But leftists have promoted for decades the idea that “the personal is political,” thus every inch of society must turn into a battlefield for the culture war.
Fans who just want to watch the sport they love are being subjected to political propaganda at every turn.
It happened long ago in movies, television, and music.
Sports was one of the last safe havens, but they are under relentless assault.
The NFL’s capitulation to the cultural Left seems complete.
The league recently put out an ad saying that “football is gay” for Pride Month.
If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone.
The NFL stands by the LGBTQ+ community today and every day.
— NFL (@NFL) June 28, 2021
The goal of the Left is either to take over an institution, or destroy it.
Either way, the Left wins.
The NFL is on notice.