Why the NFL Protest Is a Massive and Insulting Failure

by freemindfade 117 Replies latest social current

  • sparrowdown

    Whether it started this way seems unclear to me but it certainly has become an effective way to push Trump's buttons. IMO This is a protest against Trump's Presidency.

    I question the timing, is pushing Trump's nationalistic pride buttons and winding him up further such a good idea with all this NK thing going on.

  • Hecce
    never a jw
    You have a group of people that have been abused for hundreds of years and shaking out the idea that racism is no longer the greatest issue is not going to be an easy task.

    If you want to go that route you will need a better example that these professional athletes, the majority has been living a life of privilege all their lives based on their size and physical attributes. They are killing the golden goose.

    By the way, did you see the videos of the looters in Miami?

  • smiddy3

    The NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to honour victims of 9/11 and stopped the Dallas Cowboys from wearing an "arm in arm" design on their helmets to honour fallen police officers

    It`s the same league that once fined a player ,William Gay a victim of domestic violence whose mother was murdered by her partner for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness of the issue.

    For many sports fans it`s a bit rich for the NFL to suddenly be concerned with it`s players freedom of expression.

    Every American has a constitutional right to disrespect the National anthem or the flag.But that doesn`t mean this protest isn`t idiotic and counter productive to say the least.

    I think it`s been a win for Donald Trump.

  • Hecce

    At the end of the day, the fans going to the Stadiums and watching on TV are paying to see entertainment; not to see more politics, if the players want to demonstrate let them do it on their time, not while they are working and getting a very good pay for their services.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Nothing but virtue signalling by some of the most privileged black men in the USA -

    Yep, 100% spot on.

    When Tommie Smith & John Carlos protested with the 'black power' salute in 1968, there was genuine reason to do so. African-Americans were discriminated against and sent to Vietnam to die for a country that still despised them. Racist groups such as the KKK were active and powerful. A black guy could be murdered by racists simply for smiling at a white girl.

    But today? Whatever wrinkles need ironing out, we have ended up in a situation where black athletes - living privileged lives and getting paid silly money - are assuming the role of 'oppressed'.

    Ridiculous ...

  • freemindfade

    Now people everywhere on social media are taking a knee and virtue posting pics. So are they doing it for the police brutality? Nope. Its like I said in the OP they are protesting the fact people criticize the protest. Ridiculous

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  • Simon

    Any sport like NHL is just another product competing for customers. They seem to assume they will have them no matter what, even if they insult and offend them. The fact that viewer-ship is declining and some companies are now offering refunds to NHL subscribers shows what a mistake it is to let extremist politics from one side be allowed to follow different rules.

  • Hecce

    The PR Machine is working in reverse, now they are using a white guy to try to include the fans in their show of "unity":

    GREEN BAY – To demonstrate unity, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants fans to join players Thursday night, locking arms in the stands during the national anthem at Lambeau Field


  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    The only way these things will stop is when people vote with their feet/wallets. If people stop showing up to ballgames and watching the games because the players are disrespectful, it will stop by itself and mediocre players like Kaepernick will get fired, but as long as he fills seats, keeps the NFL in the news and on the TV, he's going to stay.

    The same thing happened with the third wave feminist movement, it's still there, but it's contained because every local organization that got infected with it has largely failed.

    People by and large stopped supporting terrorist organizations like BLM because their methods and message have been proven to be faulty. It's slow, but it's happening.

    Anyone remember Occupy or anti-nuclear movements or hell, Greenpeace and PETA? Yeah, no leadership, no message, faulty reasoning, failure. They're still there, but nobody takes them serious.

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