Sports are becoming absurdly political.
The old days of watching sports to escape politics are long gone.
And one sports league made the ridiculous decision to actually promote anti-American anthem protests.
The anti-American anthem protests started by former quarterback Colin Kaepernick have been a stain on the NFL.
However, leftists in the media made it their mission to transform Kaepernick into a martyr.
He “suffered” for his protest by signing lucrative deals with the biggest brands in the world while setting the country on fire.
The anti-American protests spread everywhere, however Major League Baseball remained mostly immune to the anthem kneeling.
Only one MLB player protested while dozens did so in the NFL.
But now more players in pro baseball are disrespecting the anthem, and the MLB official Twitter account is actually endorsing it.
— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020
When people called out the ridiculously political Tweet, the MLB accounted doubled down and Tweeted:
“It has never been about the military or the flag. The players and coaches are using their platforms to peacefully protest.”
This is the hard-left party line, but it’s not true.
From the outset, Kaepernick intended to disrespect the flag and America more broadly.
That was the whole point, and here is the MLB trumpeting his propaganda.
The MLB account tripled down amid criticism and Tweeted:
“Supporting human rights is not political.”
Statements like these are why leftists make people want to pull out their hair.
They claim the moral high ground while doing the most reprehensible things imaginable.
The last thing baseball needs is to become political.
Sports are supposed to be inclusive, not divisive, but the Left only cares about its political agenda.
Nothing else matters.
In the case of Major League Baseball, they probably have some 23-year-old Berkeley grad who majored in peaceful rioting running the account.
But that’s just a sign of how activists wriggle their way into institutions and hollow them out over time.
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