The 2017-18 football season is finally over.
The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a massive upset and defeated the reigning champions the New England Patriots.
And when the national anthem began to play, no one could believe their eyes.
The NFL had a disastrous season in TV ratings and stadium attendance.
This was almost solely due to the blatant disrespect athletes exercised during the national anthem.
The league’s lack of leadership in requiring players to stand only made the problem worse.
The NFL became complicit in the protests by not saying, “No, this isn’t right. Please stand and respect our veterans.”
Almost every single game this season had at least one athlete kneeling during the anthem.
But that wasn’t the case for Super Bowl LII.
Every single player from both teams stood for the national anthem.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 4, 2018
NO PLAYERS KNEEL DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL
— Darren. 🇺🇸 #StopDACA (@SBDarren) February 5, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 5, 2018
— Chris’s Commentary (@CMCommentaries) February 5, 2018
The league finally got it right—and during one of the biggest events in America.
But the real question now is whether this respect will continue into next season.
We’ll just have to wait and see.