Politics & Sports merge…’Would athletes be willing to fight for America today?’

Over the past few years, privileged athletes have shown complete disrespect for America and the men and women in the military.

Despite earning millions of dollars a year, they still feel like they are being oppressed.

Today’s athletes think because they have a first amendment right, they can do, say, and act however they please without any consequences.

My relatives fought in World War II as fighter pilots to protect their family’s freedom, but today’s athletes act differently.

Would athletes be willing to fight for America today?

While recently viewing some games, including the NBA and NHL playoffs, I watched athletes stop playing only to protest America instead.

The NBA and NFL even went so far as to allow their athletes to kneel, raise their fists in the air, and wear jerseys that display phrases such as Black Lives Matter, Equality, and Never Forget, among others. 

It’s absolutely appalling to see how privileged athletes, who are paid millions, feel that they can trash our great American Flag. Is it because they believe they are special, and can influence everyone just because they play sports?

Remember, when you go to the polls this November, a vote for Biden means you are supporting what these athletes are doing before every game.


Mark Petosa is currently a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company. A recent graduate of Hofstra University, he is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Business Management in the evening, also at Hofstra. Mark spends his leisure time following politics, playing and watching sports, and trying to find the perfect pizza.

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4 thoughts on “POLITICS & SPORTS

  • September 17, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Right on, Mark! I’m a big Jets fan, but won’t watch one game this year.

  • September 19, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    I am not a sports fan, but because of these athletes’ despicable behavior I am even less of a fan!

  • September 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    I watch football because I enjoy football. I watch basketball because I enjoy basketball. I watch because #1 I love the game(s) and #2 because it’s a great way to (for a short time) forget about the tumultuous times we live in. I agree with Mark… there’s a time and place for everything. If a spoiled and pampered athlete wishes to voice his or her opinion they should be able to do so but NOT on my time and, most definitely, NOT in a way that disrespects our flag or our country. Their fame gives weight to their words and their actions… I wish they would use both wisely.

  • September 22, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Just saw the stats for Sunday Night Football’s TV audience … DOWN 17%! Way to go player/activists… you really ARE making a difference!!!


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