The NFL is making all the missteps to destroy the franchise. It thinks that introducing segregation will solve for racism.
The NFL is planning to play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” dubbed the “Black national anthem,” ahead of “Star Spangled Banner‘ before all Week 1 games. Watch this become ahead of every game.
Why don’t Hispanics or other minorities that were victims of police brutality get their anthem played too? What about the trans community? Are they any less worthy?
According to ESPN, the NFL is also considering “listing the names of victims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys” and will likely “produce educational programs about the victims.”
What if some of those victims were armed and shooting at police? Will they be honoured? Will their true histories be taught or airbrushed as defenseless martyrs?
Before the NFL starts virtue signaling how “with the times” it is, do fans want to be lectured to by a league where 713 different players between 2000-2014 have been arrested for the following shocking list of charges – rape, murders, shootings, animal cruelty, prostitution rings, assault, robbery, illegal gun possession, DUI and resisting arrest.
Maybe list the names of those 713 players on uniforms for their crimes first.
There isn’t a soul on the planet who isn’t aware of what is going on. For the overwhelming majority of those who condemn racism, why do the left think drumming ever more sanctimonious activism is necessary? If the belief is such tokenism will swing racists, this identity politics based tribalism will force the exact opposite outcome of that intended. Shaming doesn’t work, especially if wrapped in hypocrisy.