Famous former NFL star Herschel Walker has weighted in on the NFL’s National Anthem protest problems, and he has concluded that it all stems from a lack of leadership from the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
While speaking to the New York Post, Walker said that the protests were upsetting,
“I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”
Goodell missed his opportunity to nip the National Anthem protests in the bud during the 2016 season, when he sat down for an interview with Matt Lauer.
Goodell said that he thought it was a good thing for the NFL when the players speak out and are passionate about the issues that they want to see a change,
“I support our players speaking out on issues that they think need to be changed in our society. We don’t live in a perfect society, Matt. Our players have strong views on things. So I support our players speaking out against that.”
What’s interesting about the NFL commissioner’s stance of support for the National Anthem protests is that the NFL would not allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear little sticker decal on their helmets to show their support of the police in America after a black supremacist assassinated 5 Dallas police officers.
The Cowboy’s efforts to wear the “Arm in Arm” decals were meant to be symbolic of the unity between the police force and the communities that they serve and protect.
The NFL denied their request to wear the decals.
However, when Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest of the the United States, specifically stating that he is standing against oppression against minorities and police brutality, the NFL comes out in full support of a player speaking out about an issue that he is passionate about.
Never-mind the fact that Kaepernick was spotted with socks that depicted the police as pigs and a shirt that supported the late Communist dictator Fidel Castro. This is the hero that the NFL decides to get behind.
Though Kaepernick is no longer playing in the NFL, the anthem protests have continued, and Americans are horrified to see that the protests are trickling outward to other sports and even little leagues. Children, who have watched their NFL heroes protest the United States, are emulating the behavior before their middle-school or high-school games.
It should not be surprising that the ratings of the NFL has steadily declined over the last two years, with no signs of improvement on the horizon.
Herschel Walker took exception to the National Anthem protests,
“Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”
Do you think the NFL could ever recover from the damage that the Left has done to its reputation?
Source: The Blaze
Source: The New York Post