Longtime Friend and Ex-Drummer Knob and I were swapping texts about the resumption of the Formula One season — we’re both keen fans thereof — and amidst all the talk about Vettel staying at Ferrari and what-have-you came this priceless line from Knob:
“If they all kneel at the first race, I switch off.”
This kind of echoes God-Emperor Trump’s attitude:
President Donald Trump criticized American sporting organizations for making steps to allow players to kneel in protest during the national anthem.
“I won’t be watching much anymore!” Trump wrote, sharing an article reporting the United States Soccer Federation repealed a rule banning players from kneeling during the national anthem.
But hey… if the various sports’ controlling bodies want to piss in their own soup, who are we to stop them?
I think they’ve forgotten that sport is actually a non-essential commodity — i.e. you no likee, you switchee offee — and they’ll pay the penalties for their arrogance.