Does this bro not realize where those gazillions he gets paid come from?
It’s pretty basic — advertisers pay the big bucks to air commercials during the games, companies pay for endorsements, and it’s all because there are a truckload of fans — potential customers — watching.
You take away the customers and *poof* the incentive to pay money to advertise is gone.
This might be a hard concept for Tennessee Titans’ Tight End, Delaine Walker to grasp, but let’s give it a go:
Professional football players make money through ticket sales.
If you insult a large group of people, they won’t pay money to see you throw a ball and run around on a field. That will directly affect your paycheck.
Delaine Walker weighed in on the NFL anthem protest and he wanted to make things clear:
“First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Titans tight end Delanie Walker said. “If you look at most of the guys in here – I’ve been in the USO. I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.
“And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”
Source: The Tennesseean
Sorry, we’re not going to endorse your ‘slacktivist’ anti-Trump protest.
This isn’t about social justice, police brutality, or systemic racism anymore — it’s morphed into virtue signaling anti-Trumpism.
It’s about ‘unity’ you say, and in that, you’re right.
It’s about uniting NFL players against the President and his supporters because #Resistance is cool right now.
It should be noted that Walker has said that after these comments he’s been the target of racist rants and death threats.
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The Tennessee Titans fans are the best in the NFL. What we do on the field every Sunday would mean nothing without knowing we are supported by the city of Nashville and the fans that have been by our side over the years. One of the many things I gained from spending time in the Middle East on the NFL’s USO Tour this spring, is an appreciation for America’s core values and an even greater appreciation for the men and women that defend those values. In being asked about our team’s decision on Sunday to stay in the locker room for the National Anthem, I used strong words to defend our right to make our own choices. Both my choice to spark dialogue for positive change and the fans’ choice to attend our games. It’s that freedom of choice that makes our democracy the envy of many around the world. The death threats that my family and I have received since my comments are heartbreaking. The racist and violent words directed at me and my son only serve as another reminder that our country remains divided and full of hateful rhetoric. These words of hate will only fuel me in my efforts to continue my work reaching out to different community groups, listening to opposing voices, and honoring the men and women in the Armed Forces who risk their lives every day so that we may have this dialogue. I am proud to represent the many faces of Titans fans and believe that only through a more respectful discourse can we achieves the goals of unity, peace and racial equality that I know we all strive for. Titan Up
Come on, people! That’s not ok.
We’re not the ones that put people in identity boxes based on the color of their epidermis.
The left raises the flag of racism constantly and vilifies many conservative Americans as ‘racist’ with no evidence.
The constant fixation on race has emboldened actual racists.
But let’s be totally clear:
No one should threaten Delaine with violence for (at least reasonably articulately) telling his fans to go away.
Maybe, show him some respect and do exactly as he says: withdraw your support.
In case you missed it, Doug Giles put LeBron James on full blast for his crazy comments about Trump supporters:
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