The Green Bay Packers released a statement Tuesday asking their fans to participate in their showing of support for the recent NFL #TakeaKnee protests before Thursday night’s game at Lambeau Field: “Join us this Thursday by locking arms with whoever you’re with, stranger or loved one, wherever you are—intertwined and included—in this moment of unification.” It also stated: “Let’s work together to build a society that is more fair and just.”
Think about that for a moment. On the surface, some of the words sound nice, but the team effectively asked its fans to side with it- and the NFL at large- over their "unfair" and "unjust" country. “Join with us” the Packers pled…in solidarity with our amazing athletes! As if loyalty to a professional sports league should somehow supersede loyalty to one’s country… the country that spawned the league. As if the league were a worthier entity than the nation as a whole.
“Yes, yes, we know about the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, World War II, etc., etc. That’s all well and good, but did you see our game against the Falcons last week? That’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout!”
The National Felons League trots out its wealthy, entitled thugs to chase a pigskin around in tax-payer funded stadiums that cost more to build than the GDP of many small nations and are owned by even wealthier entitled thugs. It expects us to give its players all due respect when they go out of their way to disrespect our National Anthem and flag.
And now it asks its fans to side with the league in its dispute with America?! Apparently, it’s not just its players that have brain damage.
“The NFL- it’s not just for entertainment anymore!”