I already stopped watching the NBA last fall when the NBA decided that siding with China was more important than standing with the free people of Hong Kong. LeBron James lectured us about how nuanced US foreign policy is, especially when he’s relying on opening Chinese markets to sell products with his name on them. It doesn’t matter to him that the athletic gear that bears his name is made in Chinese sweat shops with child labor. That nuance isn’t worthy of King James’ consideration.

Now, the NFL is jumping into bed with Black Lives Matter and other Marxists. The NY Post reports that “the league will have renditions of ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing,’ traditionally known as the Black national anthem, played before ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as the NFL’s regular season gets underway. The NFL is also considering other ways to recognize the victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, which is slated to start on Sept. 10. Among those ideas is listing the names of victims on helmet decals or jersey patches, per ESPN.”

It isn’t that I hate recognizing “the victims of police brutality.” It’s that they’re ignoring the black-on-black crime that happens every weekend in Chicago. Those lives apparently don’t matter to the NFL. Further, the NFL is infamously leftist. DeMaurice Smith, the current leader of the NFLPA, was part of President Obama’s transition team in 2008. Joe Lockhart, a professional partisan hack for the Clinton administration, was also part of the NFL’s league office. When he was part of the Clinton administration, he was the WH Press Secretary.

The decision comes in the weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league fumbled its handling of previous peaceful protesting done by players. The NFL has since committed $250 million to fight systemic racism over the next 10 years, and Goodell has urged teams to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been unable to land a contract since he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality in 2016.

Tonight, I’ve talked with several friends. When I told them about this, these friends immediately said that they wouldn’t watch the NFL anymore. I then told them that I’d already made that decision. First, I wholeheartedly dispute the notion of systemic racism. That’s a quick dodge of personal responsibility. Check this stupidity out:

It’s time to start ignoring the NFL, too. If they’re hopping into bed with leftists and Marxists, which they are, they won’t get my business. The NFL is caving to the NFLPA to “recognize the victims of police brutality” but they aren’t doing anything to recognize the victims of black-on-black crimes? What’s up with that? That’s what people without principles do. That isn’t what mature men of integrity do.

I’m fairly certain that there’s more than me and my friends that think the same way out there. When people turn off their TVs in droves, I’ll be there to say I told you so. Finally, let’s finish with a little humor from Yogi Berra:

If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.

Amen, Yogi. For that matter, I won’t even watch them on TV.

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