Game 7 of the World Series took place at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, and Major League Baseball made sure that the national anthem would be a memorable one. MLB essentially gave the NFL the middle finger by dishing out a nasty surprise for the racist football brats who continue to kneel during our nation’s anthem. You’re going to love this.
Game 7 of the World Series was played in Los Angeles, so the Dodgers could have invited any number of celebrities to come perform “The Star-Spangled Banner.” However, they went with something much more symbolic instead.
MLB welcomed the Los Angeles Police Department quartet to sing the national anthem ahead of Wednesday night’s game. During their awe-inspiring rendition of the song, every baseball player on the field stood respectfully with their hand over their heart.
As professional football players like former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “take a knee” to protest “police brutality” in America, there are still athletes out there who actually respect the hard-working law enforcement officers who risk their lives each and every day to keep our streets safe. That much was proven by MLB on Wednesday night.
The league’s move to have the LAPD quartet sing the anthem resonated with baseball fans everywhere and the significance of the performance was not lost on Americans who have grown weary of watching athletes use their platform to disrespect the country.
According to BizPac Review, one Twitter user who watched Game 7 was pleasantly surprised to see the LAPD quartet performing the anthem, and he commented, “MLB shoving it up NFL’s (explicative) having cops sing National Anthem. Can they be more diametrically opposed?”
MLB shoving it up NFL’s ass having cops sing National Anthem. Can they be more diametrically opposed?
— John Granato (@johngranato) November 2, 2017
Indeed, as support for the NFL continues to dwindle, with stadiums largely left empty for games which were once jam-packed, the opposite seems to be true for Major League Baseball. Fans flocked to baseball stadiums in California and Texas to catch the World Series, and those unable to attend in person were glued to their television screens.
So, what’s the difference between these two all-American pastimes, both of which once enjoyed overwhelming support from their respective fan bases? Well, one collectively chose to turn away from the nationalist values held by the majority of Americans, while the other is still a shining example of patriotism. Now, the former is dealing with the consequences.
The NFL isn’t just losing fans left and right; the league is losing advertisers, too. On Wednesday, their biggest sponsor, Papa John’s, decided it was time to pull ad spots from NFL games after facing a backlash from their customers. Other major businesses will likely follow suit in short order.
How ironic that the NFL is literally eating itself alive, and all over a “cause” that is a total farce. Kaepernick and his ilk began kneeling last football season in protest of “police brutality.” They claim police officers are guilty of discriminating against minorities, treating them unfairly for no reason other than the color of their skin, and using excessive force in dealing with them.
Well, perhaps Kaepernick and his colleagues who “take a knee” would do better to take a look at the facts. As it turns out, the police are actually more likely to use excessive force with white suspects than their minority counterparts. That much was proven in a Harvard study. Harvard, one of the most liberal universities in the nation, has even admitted that the statistics do not support the narrative that the police unfairly target minorities. This is the school that turned out Barack Obama. It doesn’t get any further left.
Even with the facts right in from of them, though, the NFL kneelers continue to disrespect the country which has afforded them such tremendous opportunity. It’s difficult to comprehend such a level of hypocrisy. After all, Kaepernick himself was adopted by a white suburban family. How’s that for “racism”? Perhaps these smug kneelers have been hit in the head a few too many times because I struggle to think of another explanation for their overwhelming stupidity.
Sports fans tune in to games for entertainment, not to be lectured by overpaid, self-entitled athletes beholden to a political agenda. If the NFL doesn’t learn this – and fast – it won’t be long before the league is done for good.