I think we all found out during the Anthem protests that Americans do not like to have their sports politicized.
That, however, is exactly what the NAACP is trying to do.
On Thursday, the NAACP sent out a letter to all professional sports players’ associations urging athletes not to sign with Texas professional sports teams.
The NAACP is hoping to put pressure on Texas via its sports team to rescind recent legislation.
The organization wrote, “As we watch an incomprehensible assault on basic human rights unfold in Texas, we are simultaneously witnessing a threat to constitutional guarantees for women, children and marginalized communities.
“Over the past few months, legislators in Texas have passed archaic policies, disguised as laws, that directly violate privacy rights and a woman’s freedom to choose, restrict access to free and fair elections for Black and brown voters, and increase the risk of contracting coronavirus.
“If you are a woman, avoid Texas. If you are Black, avoid Texas. If you want to lower your chances of dying from coronavirus, avoid Texas.”
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson further noted, “When all else fails, we must look within and answer the call to protect the basic human rights and democratic values which are fundamental to this country.
“Professional athletes serve as some of our country’s greatest role models and we need them to join us to fight for democracy.”
This is just an utterly ridiculous stance to take, not to mention Johnson and Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe have just put a target on every black athlete that currently plays in the state.
After that letter, you better believe a microphone will be stuck in the face of star athletes like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, asking them where they stand on this.
It is a complete no-win situation that will end up dividing fans more so than they already are.
This politicization of sports needs to stop, period.
Source: The Blaze