Fox Sports follows the lead of the Pittsburgh Steelers

October 3, 2017 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS , Sport , United States

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By

Don Krieger

 

 

Last Sunday in Chicago, the Pittsburgh Steelers, a professional American football team, remained in the locker room for the national anthem. They have been roundly condemned by their fans with many burning their Steelers jerseys and other treasures.

 

Fox Sports is following their lead and eliminating their coverage of the national anthem at NFL games.

 

This is a 3-fer of pluses:

 

(1) more advertising time,

(2) muting the national voice of demonstrating players,

(3) avoiding public relations pitfalls.

 

But they may lose on this last one just as the Steelers did; everyone despises a neutral.

 

 

 

 

Don Krieger

I have built satellites, worked in the operating room, been in a cult, …

I earn my living as part of a group which is trying to understand and treat head injury.

In my poetry and short blog pieces, I want to express ideas with unambiguous clarity and intensity.

I willingly sacrifice rhyme and meter, art, cleverness, elegance, and beauty for these.

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