The NFL was facing a choice.
They could respond to their fans who were livid over the national anthem protests or they could cater to the anti-American millionaires who took a knee.
The league’s unthinkable response will be the final straw for many Americans.
Instead of instituting rules requiring the players to stand for the anthem, the NFL caved in to the players “Al Sharpton shakedown” scheme and tried to buy them off.
NFL executives pledged to redirect nearly $100 million that was supposed to go to charities supporting breast cancer research and other worthwhile goals toward “social justice” programs backed by protesting players and Black Lives Matter.
“As part of its commitment to its protesting players, the NFL has announced funding social justice training for college football players and other students, reports say.
This month, the historically black Morehouse College, announced that the NFL is set to co-host a three-day workshop to teach student-athletes how to be “influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform.”
The new “Advocacy in Sport” workshop is scheduled to be held in February, according to Campus Reform, and is part of the league’s $90 million commitment to a group of protesting pro football players promising to fund so-called “social justice” causes.
“This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy,” the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent, said in an NFL press release.
“Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform,” the NFL added.”
The NFL has doubled down on their embrace of fringe left-wing identity politics.
Pro football used to be an experience that united Americans.
Now it is just another cultural wedge issue created by the left’s demands that every aspect of American life be transformed into a battlefield for cultural trench warfare.
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