The National Football League is dealing with a lot of backlash right now as a result of some wise-a*s players who decided to disrespect our national anthem. That led to a massive boycott of the NFL, with nearly empty stadiums because fans got tired of athletes pretending to be politicians.
However, despite facing the consequences of their stubbornness, players still can’t seem to stop their ridiculous behavior. There are four professional football players who “submitted a 10-page memo to the league’s top officials asking for ‘overt league support’ and a month of anti-police activism.”
According to Blue Lives Matter , four NFL football players (Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith, and retired NFL player Anquan Boldin) wrote a 10-page memo to Roger Goodell, demanding that the league makes the month of November as “activism awareness month.”
“Since 2016, police have shot over 300 men and women in this country. Some of the names and stories are familiar—Jordan Edwards, Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, but hundreds of others are not,” the memo says.
“To be clear, we are asking for your support. We appreciate your acknowledgement on the call regarding the clear distinction between support and permission. For us, support means: bear all or part of the weight of; hold up; give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act.”
Where’s the logic in this? They’re demanding an anti-police activism month because “police have shot over 300 men and women in this country”?!
And the NFL should support this…why?
It will certainly not help their ratings. After all, Colin Kaepernick’s former team, the San Francisco 49ers, has tickets “reselling for the price of two stadium pretzels.”
And it has also created greater divide between players, fans, and the league.
Those who submitted this memo suggest that the “Players Coalition”, wants to “work on criminal justice reform on various levels.”
That includes “police transparency/accountability, bail reform, criminalization of poverty, mass incarceration, participation in Op-Eds, letters, emails, phone calls and recorded messages to legislators regarding specific criminal justice reform legislation.”
So, they want to protest. OK, everyone has the right to do that and express their opinion. But why do they need the NFL for this? They have enough money, clout, and power to make a difference.
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