The NFL has taken to doing what I call “passive aggressive protests” in week 4. The point of the protests, as I have previously mentioned, is to demonstrate the players’ hatred for their country and for their fans. With the league belatedly realizing that the fans are starting to hate them right back, they’re scrambling for ways to continuing virtue signalling their hatred to win the approval of other liberals, while keeping the fan money rolling in.
To that end, they’re increasingly having the players do “passive-aggressive” protests, where they link arms, or kneel prior to or after the anthem. The players and the league then make the ludicrous claim they are just “demonstrating unity” and not protesting the flag. This transparent lie is clearly having no impact on the fans, who understand that they are being lied to and disrespected.
Meanwhile, while the NFL continues trying to “sneakily” cater to SJWs and play stupid protest tricks, the fan backlash continues to grow:
More than 70,000 people have signed a petition calling for a statue of Ray Lewis that sits outside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, to be removed after the former player knelt during the national anthem.
The petition, which has 74,652 signatures, calls for the statue of the Baltimore Ravens football legend to be removed for Lewis’ refusal to stand for the national anthem and respect the country.
The Ravens player ruffled the feathers of many fans after he chose to kneel during the national anthem and lock arms with his teammates on the field last Sunday.
Lewis’ mother, his friends, and other family members gathered by his statue Saturday to pray and kneel in support of the football player after learning of the petition.
Stadium officials placed security guards to keep watch over Lewis’ statue last week after hearing of the petition.
I would love to see fans tear down the statue, since we’re apparently in the business of destroying monuments we find politically offensive now.