The NFL seems to be imploding before our eyes. Great balls (or lack thereof) of fire. The backlash surrounding #TakeTheKnee has been significant and widespread (see Car Dealership Removes Commercials of Broncos’ Von Miller After He Knelt for the Anthem… and Cleveland Businessman Pulls NFL Ads After #TakeTheKnee). America isn’t pleased.
Here’s a compilation of the most badass responses to brats in shoulder pads.
1. Fans Burn Jerseys and Tickets
I support the flag and am so grateful for the people that gave their lives for it!!!!
Posted by Rodney Heard on Monday, September 25, 2017
2. Lingerie Football League Refuses to Kneel
Shown up by girls. How does that feel?
4. Saints Players Lose Seats of Honor in Parade
They were dis-invited. Emphasis on the dis.
The Krewe of Poseidon has rescinded its invitation to two New Orleans Saints players who participated in league-wide protests in defiance of President Trump.
Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor were among the 10 Saints who remained seated during the National Anthem before the Saints took on the Carolina Panthers on September 24.
In response, the Slidell-based Mardi Gras Krewe announced that the pair would no longer serve as grand marshals when the parade rolls in 2018.
5. Lousiana Governor Refuses to Endorse Sports Tourism for His State
The sports-loving guy in charge of loving sports isn’t going to be there. You can bet your buttocks there are going be a lot of buttless seats this season.
Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be in London Sunday (Oct. 1) when the New Orleans Saints take on the Miami Dolphins, but he won’t be going to the game after Saints players protested during the national anthem last week.
“I will not go to the game because I am disappointed in the NFL,” Nungesser said in an phone interview Tuesday (Sept. 26). “I don’t want to get into the battle of the statement they are making or why they are kneeling. I think it is disgraceful that anybody would use that as a time to protest.”
And those are just five stories. There are surely much more.
What are you hearing? Have you burned your gear? Sold it on eBay? Making different plans for Sunday? Sound off in the comments.