One fact that has gotten lost in all the talk about the NFL protests is that the league receives perks from taxpayers. The American people even helped pay for many of the stadiums they play in.
Fans may reconsider their generosity if the disrespecting of our flag and anthem keep up.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Flag on the play? The NFL might get in trouble with taxpayers for getting political
As the battle between President Trump and the NFL over the national anthem took center stage over the weekend, liberal pundits pointed out that the league and its players have every right to protest the American flag.
However, the NFL’s political jousting may very well have them offsides with taxpayers, who often support the construction of shiny news stadiums through government dollars or tax benefits.
The players are walking a fine line with their very public #TakeAKnee political protest.
The NFL rakes in an estimated $1 billion in profits each year while enjoying taxpayer funding for stadiums. As it stands now, the league receives billions of dollars in funding from local governments, and on top of that receives hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks annually for their teams, stadiums, practice facilities, and more.
People at the NFL know all this yet they keep making the situation worse. There’s going to be a breaking point eventually.