Darn, it appears Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, is boycotting the NFL over its “cowardly” new policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or keep their rear-ends in the locker room.
Sundays will never be the same… or, perhaps, they’ll be just fine.
“Friends who know me, know that I love football. But I won’t be watching this NFL season because of the unfair cowardly and idiotic kneeling ban.
#BoycottNFL,” the Democratic lawmaker tweeted.
Friends who know me, know that I love football. But I won’t be watching this NFL season because of the unfair cowardly and idiotic kneeling ban. #BoycottNFL
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) May 27, 2018
On the same day the league announced a $89 million commitment to social justice programs to combat inequality, team owners agreed to a policy that subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not stand for the anthem. Teams also have the option to fine personnel or players who violate the policy.
The NFL has been rocked with controversy since former player Colin Kaepernick first began kneeling in 2016 o protest racism and police brutality.
The left responded by saying the new policy is an affront to the First Amendment, never mind that players — see employees — are technically on the clock when they protest.
Anyone surprised the Democrat’s siding with NFL players disrespecting the national anthem over claims of police brutality and racism — statistics beg to differ — haven’t been paying attention in post-Obama America.
And while Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, had lots of support from his progressive fan club, a tweet by a social media user demonstrated what a pickle the NFL created for itself by not taking a firm stance from the jump.
“I’ll continue not to invest my dollars in pampered man-children who whine about work conditions at a multi-million dollar job,” the tweet read.
I’ll continue not to invest my dollars in pampered man children who whine about work conditions at a multi-million dollar job. https://t.co/LXDBFS8aG6
— AustrianSchoolBacon (@ThePeoplesBacon) May 28, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other responses that suggest that of all its problems, Ellison not watching games is the least of the NFL’s concerns.
Who cares what you’re doing Ellison?
— luli (@luli60) May 28, 2018
Of course you are Keith but , millions of fans are thankful the NFL has come to its senses .
— Janet Crow (@crow_janet) May 28, 2018
The NFL lost conservatives over the kneeling (and it’s too late, they aren’t coming back), and now they’ll lose “progressives” over the policy to end the kneeling. Do liberals not realize that this will only hurt the players they pretend to care about?
— Mama Mia (@MamaMiaTejas) May 28, 2018
How many weeks before Ellison cheats?
Asking for a friend…
— Dave Garner (@V1_man) May 28, 2018
So he doesn’t watch NBA either. Why not comment on that, their rules regarding conduct of players during the National Anthem are very strict. What say you Keith?
— Brenda Malanga (@Brendamalanga) May 28, 2018
It is a provate company that can enforce what ever rules it wants. Also if players don’t want to stand they are free to stay on the locker room.
— Rick Smith (@RickSmi51253178) May 28, 2018