Why do Democrats/Progressives not protest pro sports teams???

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    I can't understand this. Democrats do not protest professional sports teams. Why? In consistency, they would. Here is why.

    Rich- Pro sports owners are insanely rich, so are the players. But, they have minimum wage workers doing restroom cleanup, field maintenance, parking attendants, etc. So, at an NFL game, you have a billionaire owner, 53 millionaire players, a 10 millionaire coaches.............then 200-300 low wage people staffing the massive stadium to make the show go on. Why don't they protest this? Probably biggest example of income inequality in all of society. And that is a LOT of money changing hands at NFL, NBA games.

    Diversity- Have you seen the rosters of NBA and NFL teams? NO DIVERSITY. Especially in the NBA, but also in the NFL. It's probably the least diverse workplace in all of our society. Yet, the left says nothing about it. Why? These are incredibly high paying, desirable jobs. Why isn't the left demanding a more diverse workforce? Sure, they're performing a physical task, but isn't every blue collar worker? Some computer technicians have more talent for their trade than others, just like a football player may have more talent for his trade. But the left only demands diversity in certain careers.

    Capitalist- These sports teams thrive off the millions of common "workers" who spend their hard earned money to watch the games. High priced tickets, high priced food and drinks, high priced t-shirts. The NFL has basically disenfranchised poor people through high ticket costs. A poor family in Chicago can't afford to go to a Bears game. Or a Jets game. Even though tax money partially funded those stadiums. The owners/players are getting rich off the backs of the common man who simply wants to watch a ball game.



    So, I hope the left will take to protesting one of the worst offenders of wealth inequality, lack of diversity, and pure capitalist greed: The NFL and NBA. I'll hold my breathe til they do!!
     
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    The NFL is a socialist paradise

    Why don't Conservatives protest?
     
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    This thread makes zero sense.
     
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    It is? Which government is in control of the NFL? As far as I know, every owner, player and employee of the NFL is a private sector worker.
     
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    So rightwinger, in a "socialist paradise" you'd have 53 men getting paid over 10 million dollars each to play a game, and have an $8 an hour employee cleaning up their restrooms when they are done?
     
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    Hence, why people don't protest. Our tax dollars are not going to prop them up. Except in cases where cities tax their constituents to help build new stadiums.
     
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    Which part of your argument has anything to do with politics?
     
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    The wealthy owners have revenue sharing, salary caps, a restricted draft where players don't get to negotiate the best offer.

    NFL players are entertainers. When you can charge someone $200 a ticket to watch you clean a restroom, you will demand that type of salary
     
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    Oh rearry? :confused:
    Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The NFL has no public or common ownership. It's a private organization. You gotta' stop watching Bill Maher.

    Plus, if the owners were to "cooperatively manage" the league, they would be guilty of Collusion.

    The only argument you liberals have against professional sports are cities being taxed unfairly for sports stadiums. But I can't recall the last time I saw that.
     
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    But the left protests a LOT of private companies that aren't propped up by tax dollars. WalMart, for example, has never gotten a government bailout. The left hates WalMart, but tolerates the NFL. Why?
     

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