The National Football League is about to find out whether suggesting that a huge portion of its fan base may be racists is a successful marketing strategy.
With the country descending into mayhem over the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by a vicious thug cop, the NFL has once again sided with militants as it did when it allowed kneeling during the national anthem in 2017.
The fallout from the disrespect for the flag, police and militaryexpressed by disciples of the former NFL quarterback turned social justice messiah Colin Kaepernick hit the league hard resulting in empty seats, plunging TV ratings and damage to sponsors.
Eventually, the NFL found a way back to sanity after alienating millions of loyal fans but is once again surrendering control to the mob that is shaking its angry clenched fist at America.
And leading the way is the Denver Broncos with nearly the entire team turning out to Saturday’s anti-Trump protests in the Mile High City wearing black shirts with the slogan ‘If you ain’t with us, you against us’ which is hardly an endorsement of the reasonable debate needed at this time of unprecedented unrest.
Via ESPN, “Broncos players, coach Vic Fangio help lead protest march through Denver”:
More than 70 players, coaches and other staff personnel from the Denver Broncos — most wearing black T-shirts that read “If You Ain’t With Us, You Against Us” — led a group of thousands through downtown Denver during a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday.
Many of the group from the Broncos, which included CEO Joe Ellis, coach Vic Fangio and his coaching staff, also were wearing masks that had “I can’t breathe” printed on them.
Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, linebacker Von Miller and safety Justin Simmons were among the players who briefly spoke to the crowd in a downtown park to start the march.
“We’re out here as players … to be an agent of change with policy and really taking part in the way this country works,” said Attaochu, who was the first of the players to speak to the crowd. “And that’s the only way we’re going to fix things — is if we use our voices to speak out on policies and things that are not allowing our people to be successful to have a chance in life. We can’t keep putting a Band-Aid on an old wound.”
Once among the league’s most successful franchises, the Broncos have descended into an era of futility not seen in the Rocky Mountain Region since Richard M. Nixon was in the White House.
The architect of the decline is iconic former quarterback John Elway who as the general manager and president of football operations has overseen the team’s plunge.
Elway supported his team’s insertion into toxic racial and social politics.
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I wish I loved football so I could tell them to go Fk off! But darn, truth be told, I’ve always hated football!
I have already stopped watching pro sports, for reasons other than just kneeling during the anthem. Many, many people are following that path. The NFL is going to have a rough time. I think the league has effectively defunded itself, maybe permanently. Sell your season ticket now while its still worth something.
I don’t want anything to do with these people. I am not a fan anymore.
College football only, much better plays!
I dearly love sports especially football but I can tell you without hesitation that ” I am not with them” Found out thanks to the pandemic that I can live without sports! They are with us or they are against us!!!!!
I love being called a racist by millionaire’s when I had nothing to do with the problem. Let’s continue the downward spiral of blaming white dudes for everything, that seems to fix things.
No black people just stopped watching that rascist shit. Hints why the rating went down.
Don’t let the door hit y’all in the asses. If got a very fast hinge.
They don’t have a clue .losers anyway.
Well, I guess we’re against ya…Won’t ever watch NFL again…
Bye bye NFL!
NFL? No Freaking Life? Yeah, quit watching years ago.
AMERICANS NEED TO ELIMINATE EACH AND EVERY SPORTS THAT CALLS YOU A RACIST.
“IF YOU’RE NOT WITH US. YOU’RE AGAINST US? WTF IS THAT?
SO NOT ONLY ARE THEY, ENDING & CONTROLLING FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
THEY ARE NOW DEMANDING FREEDOM OF THOUGHT & BELIEF TO BE CONTROLLED.
(EXAMPLE) “IF YOU WANT AN OPINION I’LL GIVE YOU ONE” REALLY? SERIOUSLY?
AND WE’RE THE RACIST FASCISTS ? I DON’T THINK SO.
Lots of teams were already playing to mostly empty stadiums and TV ratings were down. The National Felons League will tank even more now when entire teams are kneeling. John Elway lost his job and doesn’t know it yet.
Well, guess I’m against you and NFL just lose another fan.
From 2017: “The NFL lies down on its deathbed and forbids itself rise”
Since black lives matter, why are they pushing to defund the police? In the areas where police have been told to stand down, violent crimes and black on black homicides have skyrocketed. It didn’t take long for “peaceful protesters” in the CHOP area to start shooting black on black. Wake up and see what’s really happening. Increased black abortions and more black on black homicides due to reduced police presence means fewer black people. Those who support BLM are supporting genocide and it needs to end. Think. Little is said about unarmed white people killed by police. Who are the… Read more »
14% of Americans are Black. They want equal rights, fair treatment? Let them have equal representation in sports, NFL, NBA NO MORE THAN 14% of the players in any pro sports can be Black. See how that works? This is how stupid these protestors are, You earn respect, not demand it. Skin color is irrelevant to me, a POS is a POS by actions, nothing else. As a combat vet I guarantee you all humans bleed red and I have served with Black soldiers I trusted with my life and White soldiers I wouldn’t trust to burn shit. I can’t… Read more »
I can’t believe Elway would back this bullshit! The NFL, NBA, Nascar, baseball and any other sport with overpaid players can kiss my ass! To show disrespect to our elected President and our flag needs to go! I will no longer help support any sport that brings a protest on the field.
Pretty soon those athletes will not have a platform to protest from. The NFL is on life support.
Professional suicide is hard to watch they are not essential workers
Won’t be watching the NFL.
I haven’t watched an NFL game for 3 years and I will continue not watching an NFL game. These are overpriced entertainers many of which like Hollywood think that they demigods many of which can’t even spell the word goes and they expect people to actually listen to them. I don’t think so. Just shut the fuk up NFL.
I guess I “ain’t” with you, nice grammar, must be ebonics. So sick & disgusted with everyone caving to this bulls@$$*
Have not watched much in the way of any sports the last few years, esp. football, just don’t give a damn about it anymore. I’m in Maine, and we have a saying for something that seems to be broken, like a coffee pot, and ya just can’t fix it. ‘Well, looks like that done shit the bed’! Looks to me like the NFL just done shit the bed but good this time. Like the saying goes, ‘Get woke, go broke’. Just got done reading something a few days ago where Nike is laying off a bunch of people and lost… Read more »
So be it .
The Denver Broncos are LOSERS, like the city they’re named for.
I am not with the Broncos, I’m against them. They got that right…