A Frank Discussion: It's Time to Boycott the NFL
By ARTHUR MARTIN
September 12, 2016
I'm sure the socks were to show solidarity with terrorist agitators BLM, whom famously chanted, "Pigs in a Blanket, Fry 'em like Bacon" which coincided with a marked increase of American Cop Assassinations in this last year. Now, on Sunday during the Dolphins vs Seahawks game, the politicization of "sports" continued with several Dolphin players taking a knee and the entire Seahawks team locking arms in "solidarity with BLM.
Kaepernick and the NFL
That, players say, was the impetus behind the team’s decision to lock arms during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Sunday’s game vs. Miami. They weren’t trying to spark a reaction. They were trying to spark action.
Anyone who follows the Seahawks knows the team’s players aren’t shy about speaking out on issues. Michael Bennett wore a “Black Lives Matter” shirt on the first day of training camp, Richard Sherman delivers social soliloquies every other interview, and Cliff Avril noted the team-wide debates that frequently take place in the locker room. [Source]”
Why Should I Care?
When is the last time that you showed up to work in cop pig socks and whenever a customer came in, instead of doing your job, you went on a tirade about "something, something oppression?"
How long do you think you would hold your job if you tried to give your political opinion at your job?
Not very long!
That's right. What people tend to forget is that being a football player is a job! They aren't paid to bitch about their personal prejudice, just like you aren't paid to bitch about your personal prejudice while at work. Now what you do on your off-time is your own business, but NFL players and for that matter, Actors, Musicians, and Artists should not be exempt from the exact same standards that us poor schmucks are subject to.
I'm still pretty young, but I remember a time when actors, musicians, and entertainers had some respect for their customers and didn't want to alienate the everyday consumer that paid them. Somehow, somewhere that has changed and with this latest politicization of the NFL games---it's clear that the organization doesn't care about its customers (who just want to relax and enjoy a game) but instead insist on pushing a political agenda.
I'm not here to debate the merits of the NFL players' protests regarding 'black lives' and 'black oppression'. It's the principle that matters. Why can't I enjoy "sports" without a constant barrage of politics?
Talking about Sports...the NFL isn't a Sport...It's "Entertainment"
Now the last point seems controversial but we've all seen plays made that make ZERO sense: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7rPIg7ZNQ8)
It's Time to Boycott the NFL
Look, I used to enjoy football games just like the rest of you but I can no longer in good conscience support an organization that actively gives a middle finger to it's customers by endorsing blatant political propaganda. Until the NFL goes back to its 1st Mission of providing a "sports" broadcast instead of politics I will boycott every game. Including the Seahawks.
Arthur Martin ©2016
Arthur was originally born in the Soviet Union and immigrated legally to Alaska when he was young. He graduated from Craig, Alaska. Holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked for the Alaska State Legislature for three sessions.
Arthur now lives on Prince of Wales Island. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Martin is the Editor of the P.O.W. AK Report
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