Conservative sports fan rebukes NFL for its hypocrisy and double standard in social issues
In a short but powerful post, the Free North Carolina blog questioned the NFL’s support for free speech and expression. Based on facts, it appears that the NFL has turned to the far-left, very few sports fans want to hear.
It appears that the National Football League has issues with those who support social issues such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, cops killed arbitrarily, the memory of 9/11.
However, they allow demonstrations of disrespect to the American Flag, the National Anthem, and conservative values some players hold dear.
Tim Tebow kneeling and wearing “John 3:16”
2012, NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray. They also had a problem with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare and made him take it off.
What Tim did then is different from what Kaepernick’s “take a knee.” Tebow did it to honor and thank God. It was not about Black Lives Matter (BLM) that the NFL supports with a clear bias.
Brandon Marshall for mental health awareness
2013, NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
Robert Griffin’s “Know Jesus Know Peace”
2014, Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said: “Know Jesus Know Peace” but forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
DeAngelo Williams’ Breast Cancer awareness
2015, DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure “eye black for breast cancer awareness.
William Gay’s purple cleats for domestic violence awareness
2015, William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem.)
Dallas Cowboys prevented from honoring cops
2016, NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
Players threatened if they honor 9/11 with their cleats
2016, the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
The most financially successful sports league in the world is in trouble?
The NFL has seen its TV ratings consistently decline over the past few seasons. Kneeling to support Black Lives Matter may be causing viewers to tune out (Survey Monkey).