Outcry over social justice and not a mediocre
To wit . . .
FANS BOOING AND CHOPPING EARNED SOCIAL MEDIA REBUKE WHILST MSM FOCUSED ON ON PLAYER UNITY!!!
TOP ECHELON insight that's better than the rest . . .
The Chief's game just doesn't seem like a good time. The safety precautions, social justice protesting and endless hype have turned the whole thing into a drag. The best part of pro-football was always the fans, the party, tailgate cookouts and the vibe of Arrowhead overall . . . These element has been effectively silenced. What Kansas City is left with now are superstar multi-millionaire athletes who also want to inflict their agenda on smallish crowds. We can argue politics but there's no debating that the element of FUN has been almost completely eliminated from the game.
As promised, we'll share some of the best perspectives on the game starting with the Mayor . . .
Word of booing misdirection that's running rampant among Chiefs fans and totally not planted by the team's PR division . . .
“I’m a long time Chiefs season ticket holder and I want to clear up some lies about us fans who were in attendance at the game. I did not hear booing during the midfield demonstration. This is exactly what happened...The Texans came out of the tunnel onto their side of the field, fans booed. They quickly coincided with the demonstration with the chiefs but we fans had no idea what was happening. We just seen the Texans coming to the middle of the field, which I myself figured was for the coin toss, and there was booing. Once everyone realized what was happening, because everyone in attendance already knew a demonstration was going to happen, it got quiet . . ."
Damn, good quote from Dalton . . .
"Although I am vehemently opposed to political or social movements using sports as a platform to push agendas, it did not come across as heavy handed as I expected. It was however redundant to the point of fatigue. After everyone one chimed in from the network, commentators, teams, performers and commercials the totality of it all felt as if our unsolicited social reeducation training program began with this seasons opener. Entertainment and escapism must now share the field with reality and racism at the expense of paying fans.
"Equality is a valid message, narratives not so much."
Fanboy Perspective . . .
"Chiefs once again look to be the class of the NFL. Mahomes looked brilliant last night! Defense was superb. Chiefs on track for back-to-back Super Bowls!"
In defense of the 1st Amendment:
"Seems to me by the intense reactions (against booing) that free speech cannot be had by all and can only be permitted to go forth from one direction."
In defense of fans . . .
"I agree. No fans in this game are better than KC’s fans and we watched parts of the game and loved the booing. If full crowd was there it would have been beautiful. Those there, represented. Congrats! Think they got the message."
And now, just a few national links for confirmation and further perspective . . .
Kansas City Fans Earn International Coverage For Social Justice Push Back
The NFL season on Thursday night got off to a dismal start, and exposed the pernicious sentiments of many in America, when some fans jeered what the league described as "a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country".
Congratulations Kansas City Chiefs fans, now no one is talking about Patrick Mahomes. I'm sure the NFL would want the focus today to be on the Super Bowl champs and their star QB but instead, after some in attendance seemingly booed a showing of unity, the talk is about everything but football.
Social Media Vs. KC
The NFL kicked off the 2020-21 season Thursday night as the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Houston Texans amid the ongoing pandemic and a national reckoning on racial injustice in which the NFL has played a central part.
You decide . . .