Professional sports leagues seem determined to fail this year.
We recently reported that fans are walking away from the NBA over their embrace of left wing politics. Now the same thing is happening to the NFL.
This week, players tried to show their support for social justice and the fans actually booed.
The Associated Press reports:
Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage
The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice.
The controversy erupted Thursday night just moments before the league’s 101st season kicked off. After the Houston Texans remained in the locker room during the national anthem, fans booed them when they emerged from the tunnel at its conclusion.
The booing continued as the two teams walked to midfield and shook hands, their interlocked arms stretched from one end zone to the other during what was supposed to be a moment of silence.
Fans, politicians and players all weighed in on social media and in interviews. Kansas City Councilman Eric Bunch described what happened in a tweet as “embarrassing.”
See the video below:
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The ratings have also tanked:
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The NFL Got WOKE & Ratings PLUMMET 16%!
The NBA Got WOKE & Ratings SUNK 40%
A New Study CONFIRMS What We Knew, People HATE Politics In Sports & Are Tuning Out In DROVES!
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Pro-sports has had things so good for so long that they think it will always be that way. It won’t.
If they keep this up, their fan base will desert them.