The NFL had a tumultuous season last year to say the least.
With the season kickoff Thursday night, the league will certainly try to avoid the many controversies that plagued it last season.
However, with things how they are in this country, it’s likely to be another year filled with left-wing garbage, on the field, in the booth, and even in the commercials.
The Colin Kaepernick saga dominated sports media last year, as he and other players took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police treatment of blacks.
The stunt earned him a lot of positive press but has resulted in him being a free agent this season, as no team wants to touch such a radioactive player.
Many liberal sports folks are calling his lack of a job an unfair blacklisting that borders on racism. No surprise there.
But there are players and media members that don’t buy into the left-wing media’s narrative about the issue, including one legendary player whose comments about Kaepernick are filled with common sense.
As reported at the Independent Journal Review, talk show host John Ziegler decided to bring on NFL legend and 4-time Super Bowl champ Franco Harris to talk about his views on the Kaepernick saga.
“This has been my position from the start that we always, sure we have certain social issues that we will always be dealing with, but that you stand for the flag.
And that we are all behind the flag.
If someone has a certain stance that they want to take, that’s fine but, if Colin felt that he wanted to make a point, which is fine, and which is right, and get involved with any position or organization that he really wants.
But when he puts on that suit and steps out on that field, now it’s more than just him.
It’s his teammates, it’s the NFL, and it’s the fans.
And when he puts that suit on it is not just about him and his position and things that he wants to back and he wants to believe in. Because the team has to come first.
And If he wants to make statements and take a position, then that’s fine absolutely, go do that.
But there’s no reason why you couldn’t do it after practice, on another platform than doing it with a suit in the stadium.”
Franco, who was part of the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers teams in the 1970s, believes that things would have been dealt with far differently back in the day.
Two players on the Steelers would have done something about it, he said:
“We had two of the meanest guys in football who I think would have dealt with it that way. And that would have been Joe Green and Jack Lambert.”
No doubt things would have been handled differently a few decades ago. Instead of celebrating such a juvenile “protest” it would’ve been snuffed out immediately if carried out the same way.
In the end, I think I speak for every conservative sports fan when I say we all want left-wing politics out of sports.
It’s patently absurd that we have to get lectured and told how awful we are while watching oversized men throw and run a pigskin.
Just shut up and play the game for which you’re paid obscene sums of money. As for the commentators, you’re not politicians; just shut up and talk sports. That’s what you do.
You may be spotting a trend here, and that is: Shut up and play.
Source: Independent Journal Review