The National Football League (NFL) was a national treasure for decades, as each generation would look forward to watching their favorite team hit the field. With a call for more, ABC started Monday Night Football, September 21, 1970.
As with most things, the league got too big for its britches leading to some sexual discrimination charges and terminations. Then came the steroid usage fall out, increasing crime/arrests of their players, and complaints about the concussions. Recently though the league has catered to the Social Justice Mobs, such as Colin Kaepernick and BLM.
No longer a national treasure for millions, the latest version of the NFL allows players to insult their fans by kneeling during the US national anthem. And now to appease the mobs, will be playing a poem, put to music, later called the “Negro National Anthem”, before the US national anthem, before every game in week one of their season.
Not everyone agrees with the league’s decision.
What is interesting is the poem’s author was a Black, Conservative, Christian Republican who called out the racist Democratic party for lynching blacks.
According to Grand Ole Partisan
James Weldon Johnson was an American civil rights activist, school principal, and writer.
In 1900, he wrote the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing to honor Republican activist Booker T. Washington when the civil rights leader visited his school. His brother set the words to music, resulting in what became known as the ‘Negro National Anthem’.
Johnson’s political activism began with denouncing Democrats for lynching African-Americans. The young Republican campaigned for Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. Roosevelt appointed him consul to Venezuela and then Nicaragua.
Here is his poem
A powerful poem leading to a dependence on God to guide them through their challenges. Sad to see it used by the NFL in their continued virtue signaling to the radical left, but at least they will only disrespect its author for one week of their long season. I stopped watching the NFL when the kneeling started and thus will not run the risk of seeing this charade from happening.