Wealthy and privileged NFL players – they earn nearly $2 million a year on average – have been “protesting” social conditions in the United States, where they suggest minorities allegedly face more or less constant discrimination, with various stunts this year.
It’s a move that, among other things, likely has played a role in the sudden plunge in fan interest in the league, with audiences down significantly from just one year ago.
But these left-leaning activists surely don’t like it when someone else protests their protests.
As talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh characterized Monday: “How dare you take my PR stunt and convert it into your PR stunt! How dare you!”
Limbaugh was describing the reaction Monday after Vice President Mike Pence went to the 49ers-Colts game on Sunday, but walked out when members of the 49ers staged another one of the protests – by kneeling down during the national anthem.