Talk show host Rush Limbaugh had an opening statement Monday, in which he thoroughly debated recent NFL protests and boycotts of the national anthem.
Limbaugh devastatingly exclaimed how a thing he cherished for so long has now managed to turn into nothing more than a political spectacle for liberals only. “I did not watch the National Football League yesterday, and it was the first time in 45 years that I made an active decision not to watch, including my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was not a decision made in anger. It was genuine sadness,” he said.
“I did not watch the National Football League yesterday, and it was the first time in 45 years that I made an active decision not to watch, including my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was not a decision made in anger. It was genuine sadness,” he said.
Limbaugh did not have it in his heart to watch the dram on the fields across America and in London but commented on President Trump’s remarks about the players and teammates involved in the demonstrations.
“I was not sad after Friday night when the president made his comments,” Limbaugh said. “And I had no doubt afterward what the reaction was going to be and I had no doubt where public opinion was gonna fall. And I had no doubt how people in the NFL from players to the commissioner to media people were gonna get it wrong, and they have, and they did.”
Sports coverage “became politicized,” Limbaugh said.
“It simply just became politicized. And the people politicizing it, since we’re talking about politics, the people that politicized it are people on the left. And when that happens, things change. It’s just over,” he said.
He also elaborated on why he decided not to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday, although it is his favorite team.
“Why did I not watch the Steelers? Well, when I found out that the coach said a word I’m having trouble here relating. He said, ‘I need to protect my players.’”
“What? Protect your players from what? I mean, the players are who’s doing all this. What?” Limbaugh said. “So protecting players is defined by keeping them in the locker room so that they don’t have to decide. The whole notion of protecting the players just mind-boggles me, folks. Are we talking about children here? In this case, no. We’re talking about the whole reason this is happening. This all started before Donald Trump.”
Limbaugh clarified all protests were giving the media energy to carry on and push the liberal agenda through various fields.He also pointed out this could create racial division, as well as jeopardize NFL’s future.
“You simply cannot have a business that allows itself to be used to promote ‘social justice’ when that promotion of social justice requires displays of anti-Americanism, however you want to define it,” he said.
In his mind, the good-ole NFL days are long gone.
“There is no way that business is going to grow and prosper. No matter how correct the protest might be, no matter how justified it might be, that is not the place for it. It is not why people spend money watching it, patronizing it, purchasing anything to do with it. And that makes me sad. I don’t want the NFL to go away. I don’t want the NFL to become less than what it was. But it already is. You can’t watch the NFL anymore and just watch football,” he said.
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