Instead of exclusively targeting the National Anthem, these spoiled millionaires are going to disrespect those that protect them…
The Philadelphia Eagles are planning their own protest in their upcoming Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. Malcolm Jenkins, their top defensive player, is leading the charge.
Blue Lives Matter reports:
The Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins stated that they did not hold a protest last weekend due to it being the anniversary of one of the most horrific tragedies in America; 9/11. “To make sure we didn’t…take away from the families that suffered from 9/11.” Jenkins advised sports radio WIP.
Malcolm insists that their protests are unrelated to the flag and the national anthem. “It has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem.” Really it’s just to continue to push forward the conversation about social injustice. And that’s… a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities and education.”
So Jenkins is a professional football player, and a millionaire, and he is whining about social injustice? Police brutality?
The Philadelphia Eagles protest plan comes on the heels of a shooting in their own city, one where Police Sergeant Sylvia Young, and University of Pennsylvanie Officer Eddie Miller were shot, multiple times, in Young’s case.
And what of social injustice? These men are rich, and the supposed brutal social injustice in America did not prevent them from becoming so.
These rich athletes should be careful. Many believe that the #BoycottNFL movement is going to hit them in their paychecks. Consider these recent ratings numbers:
Opening week ratings were down between 17% and 25%.
What about Thursday Night Football?
With the final numbers in, the 8:27 – 11:37 PM ET simulcast game drew 15.4 million viewers on for the House of Moonves and the NFL. That’s a drop of 27% from the TNF viewership high of last year’s season opener on September 17. That 2015 game started off the second season CBS has had the franchise. This year’s game was the top show of the night on broadcast and cable.