Millions of Americans are planning on boycotting the NFL over the Veterans Day weekend. The league’s got it coming after all the anthem protests and disrespectful moments.
According to Conservative Fighters:
One Facebook group, with approximately 200,000 followers announced that they stand in “solidarity with veterans around the country.”
“We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for,” wrote the Facebook page.
“Until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States, we’ll be here,” the page continued.
People who support the boycott also weighed in on the Facebook page.
“I refuse to participate in an event that disrespects the United States of America. I despise anyone who disrespects those that have fought and those that gave their lives for our freedom. Keep taking a knee NFL and you will lose what fans you have left,” one user wrote.
“Enough is enough. Politics and sports do not mix. This is a reminder of the Olympics boycotts in the 70’s. Not the proper forum for protests. Fans cannot relate to million-dollar crybabies. Get back to the work of entertainment,” another continued.
Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the protests, is still without a job as nobody wants to sign him. The NFL is often in the headlines as the players continue to protests and many fans don’t appreciate.
Decreasing ratings and ticket sales came as a result of this controversy, so many sponsors like Papa John’s pizza company have left the league.
There are also calls to boycott NFL over the Veterans day weekend on Twitter.
— TrumpGirl2020 (@patriciaunpc) November 10, 2017
— Kase Kowe (@KoweKase) November 10, 2017
Veterans Day Boycott of NFL, don’t forget retweet! The more the better, show soldiery, United We Stand! pic.twitter.com/IFIlMInbAz
— Ronnie (@ronniestand1) November 7, 2017
Stay home spend some family time The @NFL can wait. Empty stands is what they should see. Help stop 🛑 Anthem protests
— Scott v. Anderson (@Huskerscott24) November 10, 2017
— Bill (@ws121) November 10, 2017
It would be great if President Trump withholds military support in this event..
No half time activity..let NFL do their own drama… pic.twitter.com/b2gZewNQ3y
— Rick (@Rick95648) November 6, 2017
— BAVARIAN GIRL (@Inge_Mausi) November 4, 2017
NFL Commissioner Goodell has attempted to do something impossible: maintain the league’s respect for the flag, anthem and military while also giving players the freedom to protest racial injustice.
“Our players are important to us. Our players are important, their perspectives are important,” he noted at the Bloomberg event. “It’s important to our fans, so what we have to do is try to find solutions to those things over the long term while respecting our values and respecting viewpoints that we may not necessarily agree with.”
But if hardcore owners like Jones and the Redskins’ Dan Snyder — and President Donald Trump, too — get their way, they’ll force Goodell to pass a league rule that says players must stand for the anthem — or else.
And if commissioner Goodell won’t do that, then they may hire a new commissioner who’s more to their liking.
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