Following the failed example of Major League Baseball, the NFL recently tried to jump on the woke bandwagon and proclaim that “Football is Gay.” Not only is football not necessarily gay, but the league has also already suffered financial setbacks after players took a knee during the National Anthem.
On this video, conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro sacks the National Football League over their new ad claiming football is for queers, homosexuals, transgenders, and gays.
It seems counterintuitive that a sport best known for physical brutality would try to affirm to everyone that they are a sensitive bunch who feels the plight of the LGBTQ community or align itself with a group widely associated with liberal social issues. But after Las Vegas Raiders’ defense end Carl Nassib came out as gay on social media, the league rushed to support his message.
What makes the NFL’s response look like a sham is the fact the NFL has not been a known supporter of gay rights organizations until now. Whether the league was merely trying to avoid another cancel culture attack or feels to pressure to not offend liberals remains to be seen. But what is abundantly clear is that sports organizations such as the NFL are being forced into an untenable situation.
If they think they can sit back, throw up silly advertisements, hand left-wing non-profits a few bobbles, and walk away, they are sorely mistaken. Picking sides in the ongoing culture war being waged in American communities every day will have consequences. If professional sports leagues believe they are immune, they would be wise to listen to Ben Shapiro. He explains precisely why football isn’t gay and why this ad was a huge mistake.