A backlash against the National Football League’s embrace of “wokeball” is beginning to develop, with over 80 percent of season ticket holders for one team opting out for the upcoming season.
Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy made the announcement of the fan exodus over the weekend. He blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the formerly hardcore fans rejecting the NFL product.
“The fact that that high a percentage of our fans were not comfortable coming to games was a factor that weighed into my thinking,” Murphy said in an interview published Saturday by Packers.com.
Green Bay is typically the NFL’s most rabid fan-base, with a massive annual waiting list for season tickets. This is no longer the case, as football rejects the patriotism that helped build its brand over the years.
“Obviously here in Green Bay, we know how much our home games mean to the local economy and to the local community,” Murphy said. “But at the end of the day the most important thing was protecting the health and safety of our community and our fans.”
Murphy believes that the NFL will be able to hold games with fans in attendance this year. Right now, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is hosting their games in a bubble with virtually no audience due to fears regarding the spread of COVID-19.
“Daily (COVID-19) testing gives us something compared to a bubble,” Murphy said.
Since the death of serial felon drug addict George Floyd spurred an orgy of racialized violence nationwide, the NFL has capitulated to the mob and embraced the anti-white, anti-American ideology of Black Lives Matter.
Big League Politics has reported on the NFL’s plans to play the so-called “Black National Anthem” before games this season:
The National Football League is planning to play what some call the “Black National Anthem” before every Week One game during the 2020 season, a nod to dissatisfaction with the American National Anthem within the league’s player base and the broader liberal social justice movement in the United States.
The league will feature the song ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,’ playing it in a manner similar to how the Star Spangled Banner is traditionally played at games. Sources indicate that the former will be played before the latter.
NFL players will also be permitted the option of memorializing individuals who are allegedly the victims of police violence, wearing a sticker on their helmets with the names of individuals such as George Floyd.
There’s clearly a considerable demand among the player base and the mainstream media to wholly replace the American national anthem with an alternative suitably focused on racial identity politics, and it’s possible that the Star Spangled Banner could be replaced on a permanent basis with the new addition to NFL games.
As the NFL tunes away from traditionally unifying cultural practices such as the American national anthem in favor of a new racial identitarian approach, the league runs the risk of alienating much of its traditional viewer and fan base, who tire of the growing all-encompassing inclusion of social justice propaganda in every facet of American entertainment and society. However, the league’s leadership appears unconcerned, moving forward with a leftist cultural transformation of the once broadly culturally appealing football league.
The NFL may go on to become the most prominent example of the “get woke, go broke” phenomenon.
Ohio High School Football Players Reinstated After Suspension For Entering Field With Thin Blue Line, American Flags
Why were they even suspended?
Two Little Miami, Ohio high school football players who were suspended from their team for entering a game while carrying the Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line(commemorating firefighters) flags have been freed from suspension, after community members expressed outrage at the punishment of the two young men.
Jarad Bentley and Brady Williams had been given an indefinite suspension from the Little Miami High School football team for carrying the two flags onto the field before a game, apparently violating a rule against political symbols. The two seniors reject the notion that they were making a political statement, and one of the boys had spoken of his intention to honor first responders, such as his own father, on the anniversary of 9/11.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
After concerned parents and community members organized a protest event to stand with Williams and Bentley, the Little Miami School Board reversed its decision, freeing the senior players from suspension.
The President of the school board seemed keen to establish that the institution “supports police,” perhaps feeling the pressure from angry parents displeased to see the patriotic young men kicked from the football team for an innocuous display of patriotism.
UPDATE: High school players REINSTATED after suspension for honoring 9/11 first responders ==>https://t.co/i7hbJ7VLgr
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 15, 2020
They still might face some consequences, and reportedly team officials had commanded the players not to enter the field with the flags. Their punishment will be settled within the athletic department’s code of conduct.
College and high school sports teams put on elaborate displays in support of the left-wing Black Lives Matter movement all the time. Pro-police and firefighter flags are not a political statement by a long shot. This suspension never should’ve been issued in the first place.
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