Media Research Center President Brent Bozell is calling on all Americans to send a patriotic message to the National Football League (NFL) this Sunday by going a week without football.
Monday, responding to the mass protests of the National Anthem at NFL games by players, and league Commissioner Roger Goodell’s support of the protests, Bozell issued a statement voicing the public's disgust with the NFL’s politicization of football:
“Protesting the National Anthem not only distracts from the sport that pays these players millions but, more importantly, disrespects the men and women of the military who risk their lives to allow them that opportunity. This is a spectacle designed to score political points, and the public is sick and tired of it.”
“People tune in to football to enjoy themselves, not to have to subject themselves to attacks on our flag because spoiled players don't like the politics of our president.”
“The public needs to have its voice heard” and the best way to get the NFL to listen is to simply turn off the game en masse next week, Bozell said:
“This Sunday, October 1st, I ask football fans to support our flag and turn off the NFL. One week without football to support our flag. We should not continue to give attention to players who refuse to show respect for our great nation.”