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Monday, December 17, 2018

NFL kneeling goes full circle

Get woke, go broke as they say at Instapundit. The NFL has a long way to go until it is broke, but given the number of liberals put in charge of the league, it is but a matter of time. The league took its fan base for granted, tried to expand its appeal, and virtue signaled like a Hollywood award ceremony.

And somehow, the league managed to get Rihanna to join President Donald John Trump's boycott of the NFL.

Ah, enjoy the Trumpenfreude this morning with your coffee.

Our story begins with Colin Kaepernick, a scrambling quarterback who had some initial success but who went the way of all scramblers not named Fran Tarkenton. The league caught on and adjusted.

After leading his team to the Super Bowl, followed by the NFC championship the next season, followed by three seasons of missing the playoffs, he was benched in 2016.

He decided then to start kneeling during the National Anthem.

He said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Now he is suing the NFL for conspiring not to hire him after he opted out of playing for the 49ers in 2017.

The protests continued as the league courted the Black Lives Matters crowd. The president boycotted the league. The league defied him and supported the protests. And the league's TV ratings went down.

But wait. There's more. Not only has the league ticked off its conservative base who are kneeling instead of standing in line for tickets, but because of the Kaepernick lawsuit, entertainers are boycotting the Super Bowl.

Breitbart News reported today, "Other Bands Refuse to Play with Maroon 5 at Super Bowl Due to Kaepernick Controversy."

Maroon 5 is marooned. What a bunch of maroons.

Oh, and the band has been feuding with President Trump since 2012 when its Adam Levine began badmouthing him with tweets such as, "Donald Trump is one slip into a vat of toxic waste away from becoming an ACTUAL comic book super villain."

This is their official entry to the Trumpenfreude List, but they are barely mentioned.

Which leads us to Rihanna. Esquire reported on October 19, "Rihanna Refused to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show to Support Colin Kaepernick."

She led others in entertainment to virtue signal as well.

The Guardian reported 10 days later, "Celebrity boycotts and half-time headaches: is the Super Bowl already in crisis?"

Bwa ha ha ha ha.

Never feud with Donald John Trump. Trust me, you will never win.

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