The sports world is going to hell in a handbasket.
I'm going to be perfectly honest, I think that there going to be some major changes coming soon in the world of sports with all of the politicizing that they are doing.
I love sports, but I'm done with pro sports at least. I will no longer watch the NBA or the NFL. I'm waiting to see what comes of the MLB.
They're even allowing people, including NBA players to wear whatever message they want on the back of their jerseys instead of their names. So if they want it to say Black Lives Matter instead of their last name, they can do that.
For $100, the public can do the same. In fact, someone called to try and get assistance in creating a custom jersey, but learned that there are somethings that are allowed which shouldn't be, and some things that should be allowed that aren't.
Just take a look at this video below and you'll see what I mean.
WARNING: The video does have some vulgar language in it.
The @NBA won't sell custom jerseys that say "FreeHongKong," but the NBA will create custom jerseys that say "FuckPolice" and "FuckHongKong."
The league makes billions from America, and still bows to China without a second though. Disgusting.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) July 13, 2020
The Epoch Times reported,
“The phrase was inadvertently prohibited on our league online store sites and has now been fixed,” a spokesperson for the company Fanatics told news outlets.
“Fans who wish to customize it, so long as the text meets the 12-character limit, are able to do so.”
Videos posted on social media showed users trying to get the phrase placed on custom jerseys. The website wouldn’t let them.
“NBA Incorporated doesn’t dare offend the paymasters in #Beijing!” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote on Monday, sharing one of the clips.
I'll guarantee you that there was nothing "inadvertent" about it. There is no way that whatever they use for creating these just doesn't magically prohibit "FreeHongKong" but allows "F***HongKong" which is the exact same amount of letters.