Fans were outraged when teams across the league participated in anti-American protests disrespecting the national anthem.
Players like Tennessee Titans’ tight end Delanie Walker mocked fans who threatened to boycott saying, “I mean, OK. Bye.”
But a new report suggests fans may have another major reason to withhold money from the NFL.
The Washington Times is reporting the NFL Players’ union joined forces with Democrat mega-donor George Soros to fund left-wing advocacy groups.
In 2015 the NFLPA donated to the Center for Community Change, which the Washington Times describes as “a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros’s Foundation for Open Society.”
The Center for Community Change’s 2015 annual report listed Planned Parenthood as a donor.
The Washington Times continues:
A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015 to Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, which Open Secrets said spent $1 million in 2016 to defeat Mr. Trump.
Working America has since mobilized against the Republican tax-cut framework, denouncing it as the “Trump tax scam.”
“Clearly, ‘social activism’ by NFL players includes aligning with George Soros and other liberal organizations like Planned Parenthood in support of the left’s agenda,” said 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog group.
In a joint statement, the NFL and NFLPA said they met Tuesday to discuss “the important issue of social activism by NFL players,” but 2ndVote urged them to call a halt to the political advocacy.
“With television audiences declining every week and fans growing increasingly tired of the disrespect of the flag, the league and the players’ union would find it in their best interest to end the liberal activism and focus on football,” said 2ndVote. “After all, millions are finding it in their best interest not to watch the NFL at all.”
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