Should we boycott the MLB?
A lot of people think we should, and after news of business dealings with Chinese firms the calls have only amplified.
I personally do not watch any televised sports because they’re just not my thing, but for plenty of Americans these sports are a well deserved treat at the end of a long day.
There is a time and place for everything, and sports are never the place for politics.
This used to be understood, but that is no longer the case as many sports organizations go ‘woke’ and support political causes.
This left-wing wokeness only looks worse when those same organizations are engaging in business dealings with Chinese firms who have deep CCP connections.
Take a look:
The National Review reported:
Major League Baseball has expanded its contract with Chinese firm Tencent, the streaming service that briefly blocked National Basketball Association games amid a row over Hong Kong.
The deal with Tencent gives the firm rights to continue streaming MLB games in China until 2023. Additionally, the contract will allow Tencent to broadcast MLB games in other Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, through its international service WeTV.
News of the contract was revealed on Thursday, one day before MLB announced it will move the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta, Ga., in protest of the state’s new voting law.
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said on Friday. MLB “fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
Fox News had more on the story:
But the MLB signed a deal with Tencent Wednesday, one of China’s largest tech companies.
It’s one of the Chinese firms that briefly dropped NBA games in 2019 after former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey publicly voiced support for pro-democracy protesters facing a Beijing-backed crackdown in Hong Kong.
The new deal grants Tencent rights to stream MLB games in a number of Asian countries until 2023. Back in 2018, the MLB and Tencent reached another deal that granted the company streaming rights for 125 games within China.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio slammed the move.