People in Louisiana absolutely love their Saints. They stuck with them through thick and thin (mostly thin) during decades of horrific play and national mockery.
This humble author actually lived outside of New Orleans back in the days when fans would wear bags over their heads when they went to games but still, they were loyal to a fault.
There was nothing sweeter for the locals than when the Saints made a breakthrough to respectability and the playoffs under head coach Jim Mora and the woes of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of much of the Big Easy were somehow relieved with the beloved NFL team won the Super Bowl in 2010.
But Monday was a sad day for many New Orleans Saints fans after they witnessed ten multimillionaire ingrates sitting on their ass during the national anthem to express their hostility to the same system that made them wealthy beyond their wildest dreams.
Thank the NFL and its clown commissioner Roger Goodell for their dismay. The same man who served as judge, jury, and executioner after the infamous “Bountygate” allowed the malcontents to take over the league and under the pretense of social justice, engage in a mass protest against their anger that the U.S. Constitution prohibited black President Barack Obama from running for a third term.
When you boil all of this crap down and strip it of the lies and platitudes of the self-serving charlatans, it all comes down to the racial resentment of men who were fortunate enough to raise themselves above the horrors of the hood to become wealthy football players.
While the national media and all of the NFL’s shills will continue to promote the false narrative, people aren’t stupid and can see through this garbage.
Like the Louisiana lawmaker who has just called for his state’s subsidizing of this team which along with the NFL, has acted in a reprehensible manner in its disrespect for country and disregard for fans including owner Tom Benson who rewarded years of support for a mediocre team by allowing his players to wipe their asses with the flag inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.
Louisiana lawmaker: New Orleans Saints should lose state support after player protests https://t.co/TInPFI6cws
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) September 25, 2017
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports ”Louisiana lawmaker: New Orleans Saints should lose state support after player protests”:
Offended by New Orleans Saints players who protested by sitting during the national anthem Sunday (Sept. 24), state House Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, called for Louisiana’s government to pull state funding, tax breaks and other support from the professional football franchise.
“Disrespecting our national anthem and flag in the name of social injustice is the highest form of hypocrisy,” Havard said in a written statement Monday.
About $165 million of the Saints $1.5 billion value can be attributed to public funding, tax breaks and incentives given to Saints owner Tom Benson each year, according to an analysis The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com conducted in 2016. Benson, Louisiana’s richest resident, owes a good portion of his estimated $2.2 billion fortune to his ownership of two professional sports franchises, the Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, which are both supported with taxpayer money.
“I believe in the right to protest, but not at a taxpayer-subsidized sporting event. Do it on your own time. There are plenty of disabled children, elderly and veterans in this state that would appreciate the money,” Havard said.
Considering that Louisiana is strapped for cash and that Democrats like Big Easy Mayor Mitch Landrieu is more interested in wasting taxpayer money on removing Confederate statues in order to build a national profile it would be hard to argue with Havard.
Not only should local politicians cut off the vampiric NFL from sucking on their necks but a national movement needs to commence to examine the monopolistic nature of this league of chiselers which has now chosen to ally itself with the Democrat party and the identity group activists that comprise its base.
The blowback is only beginning, if the NFL doubles down and encourages more national anthem protests next week or caves to set aside a month to sponsor anti-police activism then it is only going to result in more states rethinking how to best allocate taxpayer dollars.
It could be an idea that is catching on, a Tennessee lawmaker has also called out the NFL Titans and is pushing his own bill to strip the team of taxpayer subsidies as long as the league continues to allow the flag to be disrespected.
— The National Desk (@TND) September 26, 2017