The NFL has spiraled out of control due to the anti-American anthem protests.
The league is gradually losing popularity because the majority of Americans are sick and tired of the unpatriotic displays.
But Donald Trump just praised one owner on his anthem stance that could give other owners a blueprint to rescue the NFL.
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick seems to be on a mission to destroy the NFL. Not only did he originate the anti-American protests by first sitting — then eventually kneeling — for the national anthem in 2016, he’s currently suing the NFL for allegedly colluding again him.
He and his allies in the mainstream media can’t fathom why NFL teams wouldn’t want him around, even though a handful of current and former players said he would be a distraction.
The media circus spawned by Kaepernick led to a rash of players across the league kneeling for the anthem; the low point took place at a regular season game in London when members of the Jacksonville Jaguars knelt for the Star-Spangled Banner, then stood for “God Save the Queen.”
The anti-American displays have hurt the NFL’s bottom line. Myriad season ticket holders canceled their membership, and some of them did it publicly, like Tennessee congresswoman Diane Black.
Teams such as the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens actually issued apologies to their fans for the gross displays during the anthem.
Television ratings also dropped, which precipitated a decline in advertising revenue.
Commissioner Roger Goodell was woefully slow to react and allowed the problem to fester for two full seasons. He finally enacted a new policy that required players to stand for the anthem or remain in the locker room, but Goodell has since put a moratorium on that guideline after pushback from the players’ association.
Despite the potential retreat from Goodell, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stood tall and said he was going to require all of his players to stand for the anthem.
Jones’s son and team executive Stephen echoed his father’s sentiments, and basically said stand for the anthem or play somewhere else.
Although the league was irked by Jones’s injunction (they’re mired in negotiations with the players’ union over the anthem policy), Jones had one powerful ally support his position.
Donald Trump chimed in to throw his support behind Jones’s bold stance:
Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do! https://t.co/yEP1jK57xi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2018
Jones made a similar statement last year, and all of his players stood for the anthem. This type of strong stance is what could lead to the end of the protest debacle.
NFL owners have been critical of Trump for calling out the league’s weakness and recklessness on the issue, but the majority of American agree with the president on the issue.
If the players take a stand, the fans will support them, and the radical left that’s pushing the protest agenda will get bored and move onto their next target.
As Trump’s ascendancy has proven, it’s a losing battle to back down to the outrage mob.
Hopefully more owners take Jerry Jones’s lead.