President Donald Trump went off on a tangent in Alabama this past Friday. Veering off from political discourse, Trump decided to add a second assault on the NFL, after his incendiary remarks about players kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner. ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone took notice, and twisted Trump’s words around fit the network’s anti-White narrative. Trump’s rant;
“Today if you hit too hard ―15 yards! Throw him out of the game! They had that last week. I watched for a couple of minutes. Two guys, just really, beautiful tackle. Boom, 15 yards! The referee gets on television ― his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game! They’re ruining the game. That’s what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game.”
Even the casual NFL fan today is aware that post-concussion syndrome (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE) takes a vicious toll on current and former players. Notable hard-hitting former stars like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson have tragically taken their own lives after suffering from CTE. Trump’s snippet obviously did not to take any of this into consideration. Still, many fans of the game hold the opinion that the NFL is, at certain times, overly-cautious to a fault. President Trump is not only an NFL fan, but at one time owned the New Jersey Generals, a franchise from the defunct USFL.
Of course, leave it to an ESPN on-air personality to say that Trump’s comments were racially-tinged. Around the Horn panelist, Kevin Blackistone, in an appearance on MSNBC, reached deep into the deck and pulled out the race card;
“You look at stacking by position and those positions that suffer the greatest from CTE, they’re the positions that black males are more often likely to play,” Blackistone said.
Blackistone said the fact that Trump dismissed details like that as well as suggesting CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, does not exist shows a callousness toward the athletes, adding: ”And, particularly, the black athletes who play this game.”
″[Trump] did not have to say explicitly anything about black players, but it came across loud and clear. When you put that with his background, it paints a really ugly picture in terms of the way this president happens to see black America and the black males that play these sports in particular.”
Trump was making comments, whether right or wrong, about changes in the way that NFL games are played, and voicing an opinion that millions of other fans happen to have as well. Does that make a significant chunk of NFL fans who believe that the game may be in some way compromised by the new rules, racist? According to ESPN and Kevin Blackistone, it does!
The danger of Blackistone’s on-air commentary isn’t the shallowness of his opinion, or his display of commitment to furthering The Narrative. That he took a comment about football and twisted it into some indicator of a deep-seated hatred of African Americans is the crime here. Blackistone has become an enabler of the speech police, and for those who believe that “anything you say can and will be used against you,” and apparently, they mean anything.
Kevin Blackistone used an off-topic rant from President Trump to insinuate that the President despises (Black) NFL players, in an effort to further MSNBC and ESPN’s Anti-White Male Narrative. His actions belie his own racist, anti-White scheme, making him another pawn in the war against the White Male, and giving us yet another reason to boycott ESPN and the NFL.