Does anyone care about the NFL protests anymore? I’m not even sure what the players are trying to do now. Something about police brutality, or maybe Black lives matter, or maybe it’s just inertia at this point.
Whatever the reason, players are still refusing to stand during the national anthem. Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully commented on the ordeal Saturday night.
“I have only one personal thought, really. And I am so disappointed,” Scully said.
“I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year. Didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”
Scully isn’t the only former fan abandoning the NFL. A lot of Americans are disgusted by the players’ behavior. Peaceful protests are an American right. But NFL players are working during their games.
More people might support the protest if it was actually about something.
The NFL’s extended hissy fit is affecting society. High school and middle school athletes across the country are copying what they see when they watch football. American schoolchildren are routinely disrespecting the flag and it’s because of the NFL’s antics.
If the protest isn’t resolved soon, players might start feeling the hit in their pocketbooks. Ratings are dwindling as they continue to turn off fans like Scully.