The way you market an idea is probably more determinant of success than the idea itself. Black players could be very powerful with game time PSA’s that indeed Black Lives Matter too!
Instead, you have Kapernik’s socks with police officers with pig’s heads- this really muddles the message. Now the protests are for every time a Black man dies fighting a cop.
The ‘heroes’ are all wrong, the rampant tweets and posts mocking ‘wypipo rules’ and the ‘no justice no peace’ (trans: until we get whatever we demand, we’ll make trouble, and get violent) - only make legitimate concerns over police shootings look like a con.
Whether you agree with Kapernick, etc. or not, the message being sent is not 'Black Lives Matter Too, please join us, we need you" - it is rather F— you pigs, and any Whitey M-----F—er who likes cops!
I stopped watching pro sports long ago; I just lost interest in watching other men play child’s games, but I think the NFL is going to suffer a much faster decline than it would otherwise even accounting for CTE, etc.