Over the past few months, hundreds of NFL players have been taking a knee during the national anthem before their games. Though they claim to be doing this to protest against Donald Trump and against racial inequality, many have rightfully read it as a show of disrespect against law enforcement, the military, and the American flag.
Instead of stopping these anti-American protests, the NFL has instead encouraged them by pledging to spend $90 million on funding "social justice causes." New reports have revealed that one of the programs the NFL is funding is social justice training for college football players and other students. The historically black Morehouse College just announced that the NFL will be cohosting a three-day workshop to teach student-athletes how to be “influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform.”
“This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy,” the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent, said in an NFL press release. “Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform."
What a waste of money...
The NFL's ratings have plummeted since the anthem protests began, with Americans deciding to turn off their televisions rather than watch our flag be disrespected. The logical solution to this would be for the NFL to simply ban the protests, but they are so afraid of being seen as "racist" that they are instead fanning the flames by funding social justice nonsense.