Over the past few weeks, hundreds of NFL players have taken a knee during the national anthem before their games to protest against Donald Trump and racial inequality. This past week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell once again failed to stop players from participating in these anti-American protests.
Now, this has come back to bite Goodell and the NFL in a huge way.
Freedom Daily reported that conservative group Main Street Patriots is calling on fans to boycott the NFL during Veteran’s Day weekend by not watching the games. The group is organizing this boycott to send a message about the importance of standing and saluting during the playing of the national anthem at NFL football games.
“I have watched professional football since the time there were two separate leagues – AFL and NFL in the late 60’s,” Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the group, told reporters. “Sports has always been an arena where we are united in support of our favorite teams.”
“We are not Democrats or Republicans, we are simply fans,” Dooley said. She went on to say that the NFL players are “seeking to change that by attempting to shove their political views down the throats of fans.”
“I urge patriotic Americans to exercise their First Amendment rights and boycott the NFL and their sponsors,” Dooley concluded.
“Flags Across America symbolizes Americans coming together and showing respect and honor to our nation’s flag and the freedom and liberty it symbolizes to the world,” co-founder Ralph King said. “It is also to honor the veterans that fought and died so we can maintain that freedom and liberty.”
“The U.S. flag and the freedom for which it stands, at levels never before witnessed in our country, is under constant attack from the Left and now pampered sports figures,” King said. “We cannot allow these attacks to go unanswered. Now is the time to be united standing in defense and proper recognition of Old Glory.”
This comes after the NFL and NFLPA met this week to discuss this issue. However, they ended up deciding to do nothing about the kneeling while “promoting a positive social change and address inequality in our communities,” according to a statement.
Frankly, we’re sick of seeing out-of-touch millionaire NFL players disrespect the American flag, and clearly, most Americans feel the same way. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.