After doing everything they possibly could to give the middle finger to fans who love their country and won’t tolerate supporting millionaire ingrates who disrespect the American flag, the NFL has tried to score brownie points with a whole bunch of Veterans Day activities.
Much has been made, for example, about the patch that former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva and his fellow Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing on Sunday, and most games have some sort of military recognition ceremony taking place in conjunction with the game. Unfortunately for the NFL, this doesn’t seem to be working.
Americans are seeing this as cheap pandering by the NFL and are not falling for its phony display of national pride. In fact, hundreds of thousands of fans are even planning a boycott for this Sunday’s games.
“But now, the boycott has reached new heights as a Facebook page named ‘Boycott The NFL‘ with over 200,000 likes on it, has released a video calling for fans to boycott the league over Veterans Day weekend. The video has received over 670,000 shares and over 10 million views.
Fox News reported that a post on the page read:
We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for.
The page has also put out several other videos encouraging the boycotts.
One Facebook user, David Kent, left a review of the Boycott The NFL page, saying:
‘I gave up the NFL after watching the first “kneel” this season. I am done; I thought it would bother me, but College Football keeps me entertained. They allowed this disrespect to go on too long. I don’t even watch the NFL on the news; I have no idea who’s leading, who’s losing, and don’t care one way or the other. I doubt they will listen until their paychecks disappear.’”
The NFL has forgotten the golden rule of being in business… they exist to serve the customer — not their employees! While they pander to the millionaire athletes who somehow feel “oppressed,” their hardworking fans are feeling disrespected, insulted, and used. It’s not a pretty picture and one that the NFL might never be able to correct.