ESPN show host Max Kellerman might have just provided one of the most obvious reasons thousands upon thousands of Americans are bailing on the network. ESPN just can’t knock it off with their anti-America rhetoric and nonsense. And they clearly have no clue who their market is.
I’m guessing the vast majority of ESPN’s market probably views the National Anthem as a song of patriotism and pride. Not a song of politics and political statements. It’s about respect. Respect for a country of opportunity and sacrifice.
Does anyone outside of ESPN actually feel like the NFL is injecting politics into games by kicking things off with the National Anthem? Is there actually a large segment of sports fans offended by the playing of the anthem before games?
But according to ESPN’s Max Kellerman the whole Kaepernick protest thing is the NFL’s fault. This because the NFL, so says Kellerman, is injecting politics into games by playing the National Anthem.
I kid you not. Here’s a snippet of the transcript provided by Breitbart.
They both were asked to do things that went against their conscience. In this country, in the United States of America, you don’t have to do that. We are free to make our own choices. And if our conscience is bothering us, we can follow that.
In Muhammad Ali’s case, he was asked to take a step forward and become a part of the Vietnam War, and he was against it on religious and moral and ethical principles, and he refused to take the step and he faced five years jail time but was ultimately vindicated in a Supreme Court case. OK, but he did have his prime stripped, his license revoked and he couldn’t earn a living for four years, all that.
Colin Kaepernick also did not go looking for a protest. It came to him. He was asked to stand for the national anthem. You do not have to stand for the national anthem. And even if it it was a rule that you did, is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics in the NFL? No. That’s the NFL injecting politics by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it in the first place.
What an idiotic statement to make. Kaepernick was in a stadium full of tens of thousands of fans and on TV watched by millions. He signed on with a sport knowing full well patriotism in the form of the National Anthem is a part of it.
Are we to believe Kaepernick was just a victim of politics shoved onto him by the NFL? Are we supposed to believe the poor little quarterback was cornered and had no choice, and there for we should feel sorry for him and just move on?
According to ESPN… apparently so.
But they believe this sort of stance has nothing to do with the fact that many of us just don’t want to stomach this crap anymore.