NFL Fan Revolt Hits Fever Pitch As Congress Springs Into Action Against League
Did you ever buy a ticket to a concert, then want your money back after the performer engaged in political stunts instead?
More than a few NFL fans feel the same way.
The Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday that a proposed law in Indiana would make the Indianapolis Colts give fans a refund when players kneel for the national anthem.
Hooray for state senator Milo Smith (R) who introduced the bill in Indiana’s legislature!
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The Indiana ACLU released a statement condemning the bill, which it claims would amount to the government “fining political speech” by Colts players.
“In effect by passing the law, government would be weighing in … and fining political speech by the Indianapolis Colts,” state ACLU director Jane Henegar said, according to the Star. “It seems like the worst thing that could happen is government weighing in and trying to control in any direction the political speech of private actors.”
The Sept. 24 game that inspired Smith’s bill took place a week before Vice President Pence left a Colts game early after several members of the opposing San Francisco 49ers kneeled in protest.
“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted at the time.