In 2016, when the NFL started allowing players to protest during the national anthem, it didn't sit well with millions of Americans. With the threat of more athletes "taking a knee," Hall of Fame player and coach Mike Ditka told TMZ Sports this past week:
"If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country."
Freedom-loving patriots who don't like to see players kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner" probably won't like new NFL rules that reportedly target church attendance and other personal activities. NBC Sports says a new collective-bargaining agreement (CBA) by the league and the NFL Players Association is "a way to ensure that players will practice personal responsibility in a pandemic."
The CBA specifically prohibits players from attending "indoor church services that allow attendance above 25 percent of capacity." Several other indoor activities, events and locations are banned as well, including night clubs, bars (except to pickup food), house parties with 15 or more people, concerts and professional sporting events.
That last prohibition is especially ironic since four NFL teams play in closed-dome stadiums. Also, the report doesn't say whether attending protests is allowed. (We're guessing that'll be O.K. with the league.)
According to NBC Sports: "Players can be fined for violating these rules. Moreover, if they test positive [for COVID-19] after engaging in prohibited activities, they will not be paid for the games they miss. Also, future guarantees in their contracts would be voided."
For years now, many professional sports leagues have been trending toward political correctness and social activism. But seeing the NFL jump on the FEARDEMIC bandwagon with such harsh penalties for possibly catching a virus after GOING TO CHURCH is alarming and disappointing.
Forget the national anthem. If the NFL and the NFL Players Association actually implement this policy, it will force athletes to bow to tyranny and fear. Can you imagine any other private company demanding these kinds of restrictions for its employees and actually getting away with it?
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