In case you missed it - and let's face it, you probably did - the first game of the 2020 National Football League (NFL) season was played Thursday evening. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs defeated the visiting Houston Texans by a score of 34-20, but that's isn't what people are talking about today.
During last night's pre-game ceremonies, players and coaches from both the Chiefs and the Texans locked arms in a "moment of unity" only to be met by what sounded like boos from a portion of the limited crowd that was in the stands. When the moment ended, there were loud cheers heard by all.
Take a look:
Critics of the booing, like pretty much all of the commentators on ESPN's "First Take," called it "terrible" and "disgusting."
What they acknowledge but don't understand is that people just want to watch the game they paid to see without all of the social and political messages that sports appears to not be able to go without anymore.
The Daily Caller's David Hookstead had it right in the tweet above, "People HATE politics ruining sports." I hate to break it to you, David, but politics have already ruined sports.
People want their "escapes" from all the other avenues of life that have been politicized, so it should come as no shock when booing during moments like the one above happen. The only people it's still a shock to are the ones pushing the social and political messages.