Sunday, September 24, 2017
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL QUESTION!!! SHOULD KANSAS CITY FANBOYS BOYCOTT CHIEFS AMID PREZ TRUMP ANTHEM DEBATE???
Neither the threat of nuclear war nor the impending failure of the American healthcare system have distracted diehard Kansas City football fans from their team but controversy involving the anthem and Prez Trump rage against protesting players & owners has now turned the sport into a political firestorm.
CB Marcus Peters has protested the anthem consistently for about a year and his actions have often earned support from other players and the criticism of many locals.
Now the Prez doubling down on NFL outrage and a war against owners & players has pushed the situation to the brink of crisis . . . Of conscience at least.
All of this occurs whilst the Chiefs seem to be off to a typically good start before their annual end of season implosion.
Anyhoo . . .
First take: The angry tirades of Prez Trump inject pro-football with the same kind of divisive politics which has angered fans in the midst of National Anthem protest by players. The broke-ass people of Kansas City enjoy the Chiefs because they offer a brief respite from the real world and an escape where d-bags killing themselves over a ball is enjoyed without thought of consequences.
Guzzling beer, screaming to create life-long throat polyps or beating somebody to death in the parking lot is part of the fun for Chiefs fans. Any semblance of real life interrupting the party destroys the illusion. Put simply, politics is a buzzkill for hardcore fanboys and this fact more than anything else, even patriotism, is what angers football fans confronted with protest.
The smallish minority of locals who want their jocks to "STAY WOKE" might not appreciate the slog of middle and working-class life and how the Chiefs offer so many residents a tiny bit of enjoyment that's superficially devoid of the oppressive politics which inevitably breaks the back and will of almost every soul on the planet. Nearly all of humanity dies shattered and scared - Dreaming about changing the world is nice but most people settle for nothing more than a break between shifts - Protest at football games commits the mortal sin of "shop talk" after work.
Still . . . To be fair, the Prez kinda has a point . . .
- NFL ratings are down. Not just because of protests but because video games are AWESOME and random hookups with Instagram booty models are easier than ever.
- Whilst protesting the flag and the anthem is, in fact, protected 1st Amendment expression - It's also WIDELY UNPOPULAR and basically a direct insult to most people watching the game and protecting stadiums where its played.
- Inconvenient Fact: Even among those who acknowledge the 1st Amendment Rights of protesting players, most football fans DO NOT support NFL players taking a knee during the anthem. Just ask them and they won't shut up about it.
And so . . .
WILL CHIEFS FANBOYS SIDE WITH THE PREZ AND THE FLAG OR SUPPORT THE NFL AND THEREBY SIDE WITH PROTESTING PLAYERS???
IT'S A CHOICE NOBODY WANTS TO MAKE BUT AN ETHICAL DILEMMA PUSHED BY PREZ TRUMP!!!
And again, none of this is as important as a current and WIDELY UNPOPULAR MOVE TO CUT THE HEALTHCARE OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. Nevertheless, support for the flag and the anthem puts more people on the side of the President or, at the very least, forces the nation to confront the horrific reality that this Union might be just another empire which prizes football bread and circuses above all else.
Daily Mail: 'Tell them to stand!' Trump now calls Roger Goodell an apologist for 'total disrespect' of NFL anthem protesters as he continues his furious row with some of America's biggest athletes
New York Post: Trump’s NFL remarks score with his core supporters
PJ Media: Trump to NFL Anthem Protesters: 'Get that Son of a B**** Off the Field'
Bleacher Report: Uniting Against Ugliness: Donald Trump's Rhetoric Re-Energizing NFL Movement
Fox News: Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players
You decide . . .