At this point, I can only assume that the NFL is attempting to everything they can to persuade as many people as possible to stop watching the game. The NFL has announced that the black national anthem will now be played before every game in week one, instead of the Star Spangled Banner, and that’s not all:
DAILY MAIL – The NFL plans to play the black national anthem before every game in the first week of the 2021 season, according to a new report.
Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing, traditionally referred to as the black national anthem, will be performed before The Star-Spangled Banner to kick off each game in Week 1, beginning with the September 10 season opener when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans.
A source familiar with the league’s discussions confirmed the controversial change to ESPN’s The Undefeated on Thursday.
“Victims Who Suffered Police Brutality”
The NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering featuring names of victims who suffered police brutality on uniforms, helmets or patches on jerseys, the source said.
The decision comes as the league hopes to demonstrate ‘a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,’ the source wrote in a text message.
‘This is key to educating fans, and becoming a prominent voice in the fight to end racism,’ they said.
The source said the league is also considering producing educational programs about police brutality victims, among other plans.
The black national anthem won’t just be played during week one…
Front Office Sports – which broke the story about the black national anthem being played before games on Wednesday – said the NFL plans to make it a ‘prominent part of big league events’.
The outlet reported that it could be played before primetime games, the Super Bowl and the NFL draft, in addition to Week 1 games.
What irritates me the most about all of this is how police officers across the country are treated as enemies. Worse, they propagate fake incidents of police brutality (Michael Brown, Rayshard Brooks, and Breonna Taylor, to name a few) that are plainly justified uses of force, which only serves to feed the corrosive, anti-police views that are spreading across the country.
No, the NFL should be recognizing our police officers and how they risk their lives every day they put on that uniform to keep the public safe. The woke NFL, on the other hand, would rather cater to anti-cop haters.
Last year, I put up with part of it because I was desperate to see my team play. But if this nonsense becomes a permanent fixture in the NFL, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to stand it.