And a police officer is 19 times more likely to be shot by a black person.
Numbers crunching goes both ways.
ODDEGG – you really think that it has just happened over the last 2-3 years?
Dagnabbit – no matter how many times you try to explain that to these folks they still think what they think. The general person on the street does not like the National Anthem to be messed with.
Most folks, I’ll venture to say don’t have a problem with the players protesting – or even what they are protesting about. It is the timing of their protest to do it.
Like I said a couple days ago, the NFL has seen a major PR backlash because of their lack of action, and it has hit them in the wallet. If it hits the League in the wallet, it will hit the players in the wallet, and the teams in the wallet.
You have a right to protest, I have the right to counter protest – and that can be as simple as taking my time and money elsewhere. Or is it only OK for liberals to protest?
In the interest of honesty, I don’t watch professional or college sports, with the exception of the Army-Navy game. And there was not protesting during the National Anthem while young men and women of all colors, preferences, and religions sang and stood at the POA for the National Anthem.
See, liberals cannot have an argument without insinuating that anyone that disagrees with them is somehow racist. It is like it was part of some indoctrination.
In the words of Ron White: “you just can’t fix stupid.”
Anyone else struck by the feeling that this could easily be a Far Side comic? Don’t get me wrong, I just thought that it is along the same bent.
Let them protest. They’re viewership and game attendance will continue to drop. It has been doing so for a few years.
I have no problem with the protest. Most people don’t have a problem with the players making a protest. The issue is the protesting during the National Anthem. The average citizen does not care to see the National Anthem or the flag used as part of or during any protest.
Let the players protest. It will cost them money over time. The League, whether you like it or not, is trying to look out for the long term good of their organizations as I see it. They lost a lot of money last year and can see it continuing.
Doesn’t affect me, I don’t watch professional or college sports. I have better things to do with my time.
We don’t live in a Democracy. We have a representative Republic.
Well……The Dems have been doing that since the polling a couple months ago showed that there was a “blue wave” coming.
Should be interesting in November, I doubt much will change by way of numbers.
I agree regarding the owners. Two years ago there was an immediate and obvious backlash when San Francisco allowed their players to act in a particular manner. The fans did not care for it, and it was immediately made known. They ignored it. Other teams saw it and they ignored it. And they lost a lot of fans, and a lot of money.
As for myself, I do not like sports. Don’t watch them. Have better things to do with my time. That being said, you do not use the National Anthem as a time to make a protest, generally speaking. Generally, the citizenry does not like it being used as a time of protest or for personal spin (see what has happened when singers have botched it intentionally or thought that it was some form of comedy.)
That was not the players’ intent, however it was immediately perceived as such and they chose to ignore it.
The NFL wouldn’t let players put stickers on their helmets in Dallas after several officers were slaughtered. They wouldn’t let players put pink ribbons for breast cancer on their helmets. Yet they let this protest take place in the manner in which it occurred. No sense.
This year ought to be interesting. More booing and decreasing viewership (again) is my prediction. And yes, I fully understand there were many reasons for decreased NFL attendance and viewership. (ya have to be a millionaire to afford to go to a freaking game anyway.)