WorldNetDaily, January 26, 2018
Vince McMahon, the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, has announced the return of the XFL, a professional football league attempting to capitalize on the decline of the NFL.
Promising to give the game “back to fans,” McMahon said the new league would begin operations in 2020. No specific franchises or cities have been identified.
But the league is already garnering a hostile reaction from journalists, many of whom are eager to protect the NFL and its practice of coddling anti-police protests by players and providing generous donations to far-left foundations.
But as Orr implicitly admits, that market is real. Hundreds of thousands of football fans have pledged to boycott the NFL because of the league’s policy regarding the national anthem.
McMahon made a subtle appeal to that audience when he suggested all players would be required to stand for the national anthem.
McMahon also suggested players who had committed criminal acts, “even a DUI,” would not be allowed to play in the league.
The combination of requiring respect for the national anthem and the refusal to allow criminals to play led to many people blasting the returned XFL as “racist” on Twitter.