Speaking on ‘America Now’ Tuesday night, host Buck Sexton warned NFL players and owners they are not “untouchable” when it comes to their popularity and finances, saying the American public “can live without the NFL” if they continue to attack the national anthem.
“Here’s my sense of this: Football right now as a product is already in a down-swing, it’s not as compelling a league right now as it has been in the past,” said Buck.
“Part of football’s rise in this country to be the primary national sport, it’s the biggest, it has the biggest viewership, these guys make a tremendous amount of money as players. Part of that has been that it has done a very good job of aligning itself with America, with the troops,” he added.
“Once that starts to fray, once it starts to feel like there is a lack of connectivity between the people, the multimillionaire athletes in the NFL and the vast bulk of the American people who have tremendous respect for the athletic accomplishments for those in the NFL […] But we also expect that they support the troops, they love this country, they believe in America, and they have a positive view of this country,” said Sexton.
“If they don’t, we want to know that. That’s what President Trump understands here. Keep pushing on this, see where this goes. The American people can live without the NFL, this may be a shock for some to hear. Some sports come and go,” he added.
“I think the NFL has started to think, the players and the coaches, that they are untouchable when it comes to the popularity and the financials behind their sport. They will find out they are very wrong if they continue to do this,” said Buck.
Listen to Buck on ‘America Now’ above.