The NFL season is underway, and the excitement from fans is underwhelming at best.
As the Cheifs and Texans took the field for the first game of the season, they locked arms in solidarity.
Many fans reacted by booing the two teams.
While some liberal talking heads have taken this opportunity to assign bad motive to these fans without reasoning, it seems likely that fans just want to enjoy sports without the political circus that now accompanies them.
Fans Boo as the Chiefs and Texans lock arms
Our friends at Fox News have the story:
NFL fans who were able to attend the opening game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans to start the 2020 season on Thursday appeared to boo the teams’ moment of unity at midfield prior to the coin toss.
Both teams lined up in the middle of the field after the national anthem and locked arms briefly before shaking hands to get ready for the coin toss. Fans on social media noticed that the limited number of fans who were in attendance appeared to let their own voices be heard during the moment.
Those watching through the prism of social media were apparently bewildered by the reaction.
Chiefs players were on the field for the playing of the national anthem and the rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Texans players were not on the field for either song.
This a hard sell for the NFL, especially the day before the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York.
Immediately following September 11th 2001, Americans stood together in patriotism for our nation.
The American flag flew throughout the country and was embraced by all Americans, regardless of their differences.
The flag, whish is supposed to represent our unity, is now considered divisive by some.
There is nothing wrong with the players standing together in unity, and that's not why fans are booing and boycotting the NFL this year.
They are choosing to express their opinions, much like all the professional athletes are currently doing, because they do not believe in the idea that America is systemically racist.
Fans didn't boo over a show of unity
Fans booed over the knowledge that the NFL is planning on pushing this narrative of institutionalized racism for the rest of the season.
They booed because they don't want to feel like their watching a biased news network when they turn on sports.
They booed because the NFL would rather stand with the violent BLM movement, then with the men and women who serve and protect this great nation.
They booed because their voices are being silenced and labeled as hateful and bigoted over their love for their country.