The movement started by Colin Kaepernick has infected the NFL to a detrimental extent. It’s no longer about sports, about unity and entertainment; it’s all revolving around politics now. After Trump issued a fierce response to the latest protesting player, the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement of his own — a move that wasn’t well thought out.
Goodell called President Trump’s recent comments “divisive” and disrespectful.
“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in the statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like [Trump’s] demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”
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— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 23, 2017
Goodell should’ve thought twice about bashing the President. The NFL is currently exempt from antitrust laws which allows major sports leagues to negotiate and speak on behalf of the teams in their leagues in the context of media deals. However, their growing political protests could see the exemption stripped once and for all, putting an end to the monopoly that has yielded them billions of dollars annually.
The exemption, at times referred to as a “blank check,’ has been challenged by Democrats in Congress several times in recent years due to numerous domestic violence crimes committed by major sports players, reports Christian News Alerts.
[Not] surprisingly, the pattern of Democrats challenging the anti-trust and tax exemptions appear to have ceased with Donald Trump in the White House.
Now that Colin Kaepernick has stirred anti-American protests in the NFL, the Left is fully supportive of the NFL and launches attacks on anyone who speaks critically of it.
President Trump, on the other hand, is determined to not allow players to get away with their behavior. He called for a boycott of NFL teams who disrespect the country.
“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”
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