Mike Rowe has done something unusual. We all know him as a blue-collar host who is a serious supporter of vocational education, he never touched the HOT BUTTON so he can stay neutral.
But now we see some different from him, he finally spoke out and told his opinion.
Watch the VIDEO below:
What surprised everyone is the fuss that has been surrounding the NFL sparked a rant from Rowe. This time he chose to point the finger and he also said what the American people were feeling. This happened while Rowe was answering questions from his fans when he finally expressed his feelings.
A fan said this to Rowe:
“I know you avoid politics, thanks! and I remember your rant on the Colt’s leaving Baltimore.”
He then continued:
“But I gotta ask – what’s happening to professional football, and what do you make of Trump’s comments about those who refuse to stand during the national anthem?”
Then what nobody expected happened. Rowe explained his fans what is ACTUALLY happening.
This is what Rowe said:
“Right now, The NFL, the players who choose to kneel, the networks who choose to broadcast their protest, the advertisers who sponsor the games are all eager for our attention. And they are all using football to get it. That’s all well and good, right up to the point where it isn’t. In my view, this controversy really isn’t about patriotism, social justice, racial inequality, or free speech. It’s not even about the flag or the national anthem. It’s really only about one thing – what we will tolerate, and what we will not.”
Then next one was Roger Goodell:
“I felt a similar bemusement when the Commissioner issued his response, followed by the President of the Player’s Union. Their comments along with the comments of many of the players themselves – were perfectly reasonable, perfectly understandable, and perfectly in keeping with their first amendment rights. But they were also perfectly arrogant. Because they too, presuppose that millions of fans will continue to watch them play a game – no matter what,”
The game is supposed to be neutral and the teams and athletes should not break that and bring their politics into that. The game should not be disrespectful in fact it should be fun and be enjoying.
“The players have agents and unions, the owners have money and power, and the fans are always caught in the middle. The resulting strikes and the constant uprooting of teams from broken-hearted towns prove beyond all question the overall lack of regard for fans in general.”
And Rowe finished with this statement that everyone should listen to:
“But here’s the thing, Rob,” Rowe concludes. “The fans of professional football are not powerless – we’re just not yet offended enough to turn the channel. Should that ever change in a meaningful way – if for instance, a percentage of football fans relative to those players who chose to kneel during today’s games chose to watch something else next Sunday – I can assure you…the matter would be resolved by Monday.”
We got to agree with him and his saying that the money is controlling most of the athletes.
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