At American Greatness, Paul Bradford slams the “woke” agenda of the NFL, which he says has “turned itself into a propaganda arm for Black Lives Matter.” He writes (abridged):
One man’s private emails upended America’s biggest sports league this week. Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was forced to apologize and resign over emails he sent to a friend 10 years ago. The emails were revealed as part of a league investigation into the “Washington Football Team.” (They were once the Redskins rather than “football team.”)
Gruden’s emails were clearly not things you would say on TV, but they weren’t meant for public consumption. It was him talking with his friend in private. Let he who has never said impolitic things in private communications cast the first stone. But apparently no one has said rude things in texts or emails before, which makes Gruden the villain of the moment. According to his critics, Gruden’s alleged racism, misogyny, and homophobia represent everything wrong with the NFL and why the league must change. If you believe the critics, the NFL reeks of “white privilege.”
The impression from sports media is that the NFL is chock full of toxic white men dominating the sport and spreading their casual racism everywhere. The only solution: more diversity and more woke messaging.
This opinion is preposterous. The NFL’s players are 70 percent black, hardly the demographic to establish white privilege. The sport has turned itself into a propaganda arm for Black Lives Matter, playing the black national anthem at marque games, stenciling “End Racism” in end zones, and allowing players to display the names of black people shot by police. The NFL pledged tens of millions of dollars to left-wing groups.
The Gruden saga is just another reason you should turn off the NFL. There were already plenty of earlier signs that conservatives are not welcome to watch. This is not a league that respects conservative values. It’s a left-wing propaganda machine that should be boycotted. League officials purposefully leaked Gruden’s emails to get rid of an enemy of the NFL commissioner and provide an excuse for even more diversity initiatives. Conservatives can take a stand against this disgraceful behavior by simply not watching their games.
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