NFL Moving Closer to Social Activism Month to Appease Protesters?

With no end in sight to the black player protests against issues that they are unable to articulate beyond platitudes to Colin Kaepernick and opposition to President Trump, the NFL is reportedly working to find a way to accommodate the malcontents.

As was previously reported, four Kaepernick allies sent a letter to the league office calling for the NFL to set aside an entire month for social justice (translation: anti-police, anti-white, anti-America) promotions along the lines of Breast Cancer Month.

While at first, it would be easy to dismiss such a letter, considering that troublemaker Michael Bennett – a man who lied about the Las Vegas Police and racial profiling – was behind it but that was before the NFL and its commissioner picked sides in the culture war.

Now such a period for the promotion of a Black Lives Matter style of agenda appears to be closer to fruition as league poohbahs, player’s union honchos and race-obsessed players are engaging in a quiet series of meetings.

The league issued the following press release this week:

NFL, NFLPA meet to discuss player social activism

The NFL and NFL Players Association met Tuesday to discuss social activism by NFL players, the two groups announced in a joint statement.

“The NFL and NFLPA met today to discuss the important issue of social activism by NFL players,” the statement read. “Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith, Eric Winston, Robert Kraft, John Mara, Art Rooney and other player leaders engaged in a productive conversation. We are all committed to an ongoing dialogue.”

The meeting comes a week after a group of eight players, more than half of NFL team owners and Goodell met at league headquarters in New York to discuss social issues important to players.

In addition to those two meetings, Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith along with Goodell and Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie met with Philadelphia community leaders last month to get a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

Jenkins, Boldin and Smith invited Goodell and Lurie to join them in meeting with community leaders, which included Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross and community advocates for incarceration and bail reform. Eagles defensive end Chris Long and safety Rodney McLeod also accompanied the group.

Get ready for Social Activism Month because it’s coming and may be here just in time to turn off even more fans during the key month of November, sink the Thanksgiving Day games and create a wave of anger that will poison playoff ratings and culminate in dragging Super Bowl ad rates to all-time lows.

It’s hard to see how Roger Goodell could have done a better job of killing the goose that laid the golden egg if it was intentional.

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