NFL players across the league decided to strike back against comments made by President Donald Trump over the weekend by taking a knee during the National Anthem, or just not even taking the field altogether, a move which further served to anger many American viewers.
So much so in fact, that ratings for “Sunday Night Football” tanked. This isn’t the first time such a message by the viewing public has been delivered to the NFL. When failed quarterback Colin Kaepernick first launched this whole “movement,” and it started gaining traction, the ratings went down the toilet in record numbers.
As you can see, that hasn’t stopped the dolts in the NFL from repeating the same behavior and seemingly thinking it was going to turn out differently this time.
One such fed up American is Erich Nikischer, an employee who worked at the Buffalo Bills stadium, but said this weekend’s protests were too much for him. He’s quitting his position.
From Yahoo News:
Nikischer found himself so enraged by several Buffalo Bills kneeling during the national anthem on Sunday that he quit his job of almost 30 years at the team’s home stadium, New Era Field.
“I waited until the national anthem ended, I took off my shirt, threw my Bills hat on the ground [and] walked out” Nikischer said in an interview with WGRZ-TV, a NBC news affiliate.
Nikischer said he has no issue with players protesting prior to the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, but could not handle the kneeling during the song.
“During the national anthem … the song that is about our country, our veterans that fight and die for us, it’s just something I feel you shouldn’t disrespect that way,” he said. “I believe people have the right to protest; I just don’t believe that’s the proper venue for it.”
Nikischer also posted an impassioned Facebook post about quitting his “cart crew” job, saying he could not “work in a place where multi-millionaires cry that they are oppressed.”
Nikischer, in his comments to WGRZ, said he “will never watch an NFL football game again until this ends.”
A vast majority of Americans in this country feel the exact same way that Nikischer feels and have not been shy about voicing their thoughts and opinions on the unprofessional manner in which the team has conducted itself.
The reality is, most of us agree these players have a right to voice grievances with our nation if they see what they perceive to be injustices. That’s a First Amendment rights issue that I think all conservatives can get behind. However, the timing of their protest, during a song that is meant to honor our liberty and our fallen heroes, is grotesque and inappropriate.
The more the NFL continues to allow in the realm of social justice warrior crap on the field, the less people are going to watch, which will hurt the amount of ad revenue being brought in. If they won’t listen to human decency, perhaps a slap to the bank account will do the trick?