Sunday, September 13, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FANS DEFEND BOOING!!!
Across the nation there has been nearly universal condemnation against Kansas City Chiefs fans booing an NFL "moment of unity" before the NFL season opener.
Aside from the Republican Missouri junior senator defending the jeers along partisan lines, there hasn't been any real consideration of the fan perspective in the aftermath of boo bird controversy.
Accordingly, amid a great many conversations, messages and notes sent our way . . For this Sunday as the NFL features two separate but not equal national anthems, we want to highlight some of the more relevant motivations for booing fans.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FAN REVEAL INSPIRATION FOR BOOING KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AMID SOCIAL JUSTICE PROTEST!!!
Again, we've attempting to highlight thought provoking explanations that might challenge the MSM narrative that offers only offered damnation with very little room for understanding or redemption.
Here's an apropos start for our discussion . . .
"If the Kansas City Chiefs want to have a 'conversation' about race relations & police brutality in America then booing is an appropriate response. It seems like they aren't interested in hearing from the fans. They only want to preach, not listen."
A note on credibility . . .
"I understand they're 'using their platform' but these are multimillionaires. How about supporting community organizations or putting their money where there mouth is . . . The fans were justified in booing because they can obviously see the hypocrisy."
From a 10-year season ticket holder . . .
"The team has always treated the fans horribly and now highlighting a protest just spoiled the game for me. Booing and doing the chop was a way to give the game back to the fans. They are who support the team year after year . . ."
In defense of the First Amendment . . .
"BOOING IS FREE SPEECH!!!"
About the aftermath . . .
"TKC, can you please try to at least show both sides of this debate. I can't believe that there's not one columnist in Kansas City who can't understand why we booed the team on Thursday night. The Star says we should be 'ashamed' but I'm proud of the fans for standing up for themselves and not getting pushed around be a big corporation."
From our friend Gobi . . .
"I love the Chiefs. I'm a lifelong fan. But I understand the booing. People don't want the politics at the game. I understand the players want to speak on the issue and that's fine in another venue but expecting us to pay to watch their protest is too much. I couldn't ever boo my team but I won't criticize those who felt they needed to respond to the protest. If you don't like the performance of the team, booing is a common practice. I boo the opponents all of the time because I disapprove. It's non-violent and part of the language of football. Some people from my football crew did boo the Chiefs and they told me it was because they saw the team on the wrong path. If they focus on politics and not the games and this season they will never be the football dynasty that we want for Kansas City."
Accordingly, we turn the discussion over to our blog community as MSM would rather politely ignore fan discontent rather than offer equal time and communion with every aspect of our local discourse.
You decide . . .