I was going to write about my frustration with the NFL, but my friend, Mike at Proof Positive has done such a masterful job, I will just link him. And yes, it goes beyond the refs NOT knowing the rules, and the league redefining a catch so that no one really knows what a catch is anymore. and Roger Goodell making an ass of himself every other day.
Which brings us to the current situation. The Olympics had a brush with the black power movement in Mexico a few years back, but it passed with only one incident. Not sure what they might have done to prevent a repeat, but, so far so good! The NFL is a different story. It was bad enough when NFL players parroted the erroneous “Hands up, don’t shoot” last year, but now the NFL is arbitrarily choosing whose free speech matters. They deny the Dallas Cowboys the opportunity to express their own free speech, by not allowing them to put a sticker on their helmets to honor fallen Dallas police officers. They fine players whose free speech dared to put memorials to 9/11 on their shoes. Free speech for thee but not for me??