The NFL wants to believe its franchise is so powerful that it is invincible from unpatriotic behavior by its players and team owners, and the public backlash that came with it.
They just found out they have vastly overplayed their hand.
As much as America loves its sports, the leadership of the NFL, to their horror, are discovering that for millions of us, life will go on without football.
This entire business of millionaire players protesting against the flag and national anthem is asinine and makes those players look like a bunch of entitled crybabies.
It’s doubtful that a majority of them could even articulate the reasoning behind their behavior.
They’re aggrieved and they are going to show it by heaping scorn on the symbols of the nation that made their very lifestyles possible.
And they are showing disdain to those who sacrificed on behalf of our country.
Actions have consequences, and one major advertiser has just cancelled all advertising during NFL games. It’s a small crack, but it may be the beginning of a movement.
The NFL is about money. Reduce that, and its leadership will take note very quickly.
The system that made their players rich and themselves richer, is the same free-market that can decide to cut them off.
“Now, a CEO for a company that advertises during NFL games and provides wardrobes for NBC’s on-air NFL analysts and sportscasters has decided to take a stand against taking a knee. In fact, he has announced that he is pulling all ads and will no longer provide clothing to NBC talent, according to Independent Journal Review.
“That CEO is Allan Jones, owner of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and Hardwick Clothes — billed as America’s oldest suit-maker — according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
“‘Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior’ in the NFL, Jones said in a statement. Jones, who has been a big supporter of President Trump, ordered his media buyer — ad agency Tombras Group in Knoxville — to pull all ads for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, or U.S. Money Stores from all NFL games ‘for the entire season.’”
Here’s where Mr. Jones nails it:
“‘When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the “oppressed” wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity,’ Jones stated , according to The Chattanoogan. ‘I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere.’”
As Jones just noted and as pointed out earlier in this piece, most of those players who are protesting are probably not prepared to give a reasoned explanation for what they are doing.
We can, however. They are irritating a lot of ordinary Americans who would like to enjoy a sporting event free from leftist political demonstrations by a bunch of arrogant and self-absorbed entertainers. When enough of those folks decide there’s more to life than watching such a disgusting display of stupidity, the NFL will feel it in lost revenue. Then we’ll see what happens next.
Source: Conservative Tribune