So there’s a report that NFL players are really angry at the NFL kneeling ban (believable), and that they’re banding together to BOYCOTT the NFL, lose out on millions, just to protest for Black Lives Matter (very dubious).
The reason I don’t put a lot of stock in this report, is that it comes from famously fake black white guy, Shaun King:
BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters.— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 27, 2018
They aim to get 25% of the players to sit out with them.
C’mon dude, at least make your lies somewhat believable. No where near 25% of players joined the kneeling protest – even when Trump called them sons of bitches. It ain’t gonna happen.
BREAKING: A group of NFL players tell me they intend to stop paying their NFL Player’s Association (@NFLPA) dues (between $17k-$18k per year) - stating that @DeSmithNFLPA & the @NFLPA have done a horrible job standing up for them, for their concerns, & for Kaepernick & Eric Reid.— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 29, 2018
This I could see, because the NFLPA doesn’t do a great job of representing the actual interests of the players. They follow this symbolic crap and ignore more immediate concerns of the players.
Spoke this afternoon to about a dozen NFL veterans. They said at the root of their problem right now is that they don’t actually have a player’s union - and the protections provided by such a thing.— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 29, 2018
The @NFLPA is not a union. It has little to not power.
OK, true. But this was true before the kneeling protests, and they didn’t do much about it.
NFL players also do not have a central method of communication with one another.— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 29, 2018
No central email list or text message system. They have group chats and email threads with their team or friends, but struggle to communicate one message to all players in the league.
And they can’t figure this out on their own? These are millionaires that can’t pay someone to set up a google group list. OK. Not sure you can blame this one on the white man.
So there you go. I can see a few people sitting out the season in protest, but 25%? Nah bro. If they cared more about protesting than they did about money and playing football, they’d be… well, they’d be Shaun King! LOL!