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Like most of America’s broken corporations and institutions, the National Football League has completely bent the knee to the radical Black Lives Matter lobby, thus potentially guaranteeing its own demise as fed-up former fans flee in search of sanity.
After years of pushing back against disgraced former NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s widely disliked national anthem protests, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apologetic video statement Friday reversing course on everything.
“It has been a difficult time for our country, in particular black people in our country. First my condolences to families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery and all the families who have endured police brutality,” he said.
So far this year, 172 white people versus 88 black people have been killed by the police. Moreover, there’s no evidence to support the thesis that the killings of Floyd and Taylor were motivated by racism, though some evidence has emerged in Arbery’s case.
“We the National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,” Goodell continued. “We the National Football League admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We the National Football League believe Black Lives Matter.”
Except of course for when blacks are killed by fellow blacks, as was the case with deceased retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn, whom the evidence suggests was killed by one of the black BLM rioters seen below:
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— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) June 5, 2020
“I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country,” the NFL commissioner added. “Without black players, there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.”
It’s true that the NFL does contain a disproportionate number of black men, raising questions over why the left hasn’t targeted it for its lack of diversity.
However, it’s unclear how multimillionaire NFL athletes — some of whom have been allowed to continue playing despite having been caught on film beating women — are in any way, shape or form oppressed …
“We are listening, I am listening and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family,” Goodell’s statement concluded.
His groveling statement came a day after some of the NFL’s biggest stars dropped a video PSA complaining about their right to protest and demanding the league bend the knee to their demands.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) June 5, 2020
“We will not be silenced. We assert our right to peacefully protest. It shouldn’t take this long to admit,” they declared.
“So, on behalf of the National Football League, this is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: ‘We the National Football League condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We the National Football League admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. We the National Football League believe Black Lives Matter.'”
Yet only two months earlier, the NFL’s top brass of multimillionaires had implored frustrated, struggling Americans to stay at home, even if it meant seeing their businesses be destroyed or skipping their family members’ funerals.
Goodell’s rush to bow to this radical lobby isn’t surprising given as virtually every institution across America has done similarly:
What’s missing from these protests and the coverage thereof is any awareness or recognition that despite their superficially radical rhetoric and symbolism, they are fully supported by the government, corporate, cultural, media, and technocratic power centers of US society
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 6, 2020
What’s unclear is whether Goodell realizes what now awaits the NFL. Millions of the league’s fans are conservatives who have little room in their hearts for racial grievance-mongering, false narratives, double standards and abject lies.
And as it stands, a large chunk of these conservatives appear ready and willing to permanently abandon the NFL not only over the league’s capitulation to the BLM lobby but also over NFL star player Drew Brees’ betrayal of the American flag.
1. Adios Goodell and NFL. If you think so little of your fellow citizens and so many of your fans, who are law-abiding, people-loving Americans, and law-enforcement that protects all of you and your mostly taxpayer-subsidized stadiums, then go to hell.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 6, 2020
— Debbie Dooley (@Crimsontider) June 6, 2020
I wonder how many of these rich black players will continue to support BLM when the league runs out of money and cant pay them. Its all Virtue Signaling from their mansions until they are playing to half empty stadiums #nfl #BoycottNFL #takeakneeloseyourfee #TakeTheKnee
— QAnon is Worldwide (@bitcoinbrosio) June 6, 2020
I haven’t watched an NFL game in over 5 yrs. it’s a 4hr propaganda video with 15min of game time!! tax payers should not be subsidizing these stadiums. Let the players and leagues pay for them!
— BRETT JENSEN 🇺🇸 (@Bjensen1212) June 6, 2020
I posted my disagreement with goodell last night. Why can’t these people understand history and what is happening to them now how they are being used does unwitting imbeciles.#avote4ademisavote4china
— Wayne Louis Graham (@wlgsci) June 6, 2020
I was a life-long Dallas Cowboy fan, remember wearing my Blue and Silver Cowboys jacket every day to elementary school with pride. After witnessing the Drew Brees Psy-op this week against US Veterans and Patriots, I vow to walk away from the @NFL permanently. #ripNFL
— Ride with Revere (@RevereWith) June 6, 2020
During Kaepernick’s kneeling protests back in 2016, the league reportedly lost millions of fans and millions of dollars. It’s unclear how much it’ll lose this time.