Mike Rowe Delivers the ULTIMATE BLOW to NFL Protesters

Mike Rowe, until recently, has stayed completely out of politics.
However, with the blatant disrespect the NFL is showing towards our country, Rowe had no choice but to speak out.
Rowe accurately pointed out that the players who are involved in the on-field protests are really just seeking attention.
These entitled diva athletes are using the NFL as a platform to push their liberal agenda and get the attention they so desperately crave, and they’re being paid to do so!
The NFL condones their behavior, but as viewers tune out in record numbers, it may be time for the league to re-evaluate its policy towards players disrespecting America on the field.
Rowe’s response started off philosophically. “In democracies, we the people get the government we deserve,” he wrote. “We also get the celebrities we deserve, the artists we deserve, and the athletes we deserve. Because ultimately, we the people get to decide who and what gets our attention, and who and what does not.”
He continues by laying out the issue at hand. “Right now,” Rowe says, “The NFL, the players who choose to kneel, the networks who choose to broadcast their protest, the advertisers who sponsor the games, and the President of the United States, are all eager for our attention. And they are all using football to get it. That’s all well and good, right up to the point where it isn’t. In my view, this controversy really isn’t about patriotism, social justice, racial inequality, or free speech. It’s not even about the flag or the national anthem. It’s really only about one thing – what we will tolerate, and what we won’t.”
Next to fall in Rowe’s crosshairs was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Player’s Association. “I felt a similar bemusement when the Commissioner issued his response, followed by the President of the Player’s Union. Their comments – along with the comments of many of the players themselves – were perfectly reasonable, perfectly understandable, and perfectly in keeping with their first amendment rights. But they were also perfectly arrogant. Because they too, presuppose that millions of fans will continue to watch them play a game – no matter what,” Rowe wrote.
“Perhaps they’re right,” Rowe posits. “Historically, football fans have shown a collective willingness to ignore and enable all sorts of dubious behavior. The players have agents and unions, the owners have money and power, and the fans are always caught in the middle. The resulting strikes and the constant uprooting of teams from broken-hearted towns proves beyond all question the overall lack of regard for fans in general.”
In the end, Rowe points out it’s all really in the hands of the fans.
“But here’s the thing, Rob,” Rowe concludes. “The fans of professional football are not powerless – we’re just not yet offended enough to turn the channel. Should that ever change in a meaningful way – if for instance, a percentage of football fans relative to those players who chose to kneel during today’s games, chose to watch something else next Sunday – I can assure you…the matter would be resolved by Monday. Mike”
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