If Brett Favre wants to help Black athletes, he shouldn’t promote Trump’s Agenda

he could have asked Trump directly when they went golfing together weeks before.
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NFL great Brett Favre supposedly wants to support Black athletes. Here he is with his racist golf buddy Donald Trump.

It’s amazing how far some will go to vilify the sport’s world relationship with the rest of the society as if the games are being played in a snow globe. The latest example of this nonsense is the recent exchange between NFL great Brett Favre and the not-so-great Donald Trump, who during an episode of “America This Week” returned to one of his favorite pastimes — attacking Black athletes.

Host Eric Bolling and the president were fielding questions for the Sinclair Group production when Bolling brought in Favre: “The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings, as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports,” the Hall of Fame quarterback said. “So how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?”

Aaaaargh, he was so close to asking a valid question.

After all, the NBA and NFL are businesses and fan interest is how they make their money. But while it’s true ratings for the NBA Finals were down 49% from a year ago and the NFL has seen a 13% dip thus far, the Stanley Cup Finals were down a whopping 61% and yet Favre didn’t include that significant drop in his question.

Perhaps it’s because the predominantly white NHL has not been engaged in any significant political messaging, thus undermining the premise the ratings drop can solely be attributed to Black Lives Matter signage. In fact, the final round of the U.S. Open saw its lowest ratings in 30 years and I don’t recall seeing “We Shall Overcome” painted on the course. Horse racing was down as well.

In short, sports viewership is down across the board. Favre asked a garbage question because it clearly wasn’t about probing for answers, he was promoting the president’s agenda. If he genuinely wanted to know what leagues could do to fight racism without hurting the bottom line, he could have asked Trump directly when they went golfing together weeks before.

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