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URGENT: The NFL’s $1 Billion Secret That They Don’t Want You to Know

As the NFL continues to allow (and even promote) the anti-American “kneelers” within their organization, it turns out there’s one secret that could spell disaster for the league.

According to one Twitter post, it appears that the NFL relies on over $1 billion in subsidies from American taxpayers, an expense that most citizens would be surprised to hear about. In light of recent developments, Trump should take those funds away.

The NFL is, or at least used to be, one of the most profitable professional sports leagues in the US, earning billions in profits and revenues every single year. However, what most people don’t seem to know is that these profit margins are made possible by the billions in taxpayer dollars that are spent supporting the organization.

Between team spending, tax breaks, and stadium construction, the NFL is getting an extraordinarily good deal off of the government’s dime, something that has left experts aghast.

“I’ve been studying this for 15 years, and I still can not believe cities and states are lined up begging to give money to these very profitable [teams],” said Professor Rick Eckstein, an expert on stadium finance, according to CNN.

Among the largest contributors of financing to the NFL comes in the form of stadium construction. Over the past 20 years, the American taxpayer has spent over $7 billion to help build or renovate NFL stadiums. Stuart Varney went on FOX & Friends to talk about this very topic.

“There’s $1.1 billion in direct subsidies from taxpayers to the NFL…Taxpayer subsidies go to the building of stadiums. There have been 20 new NFL stadiums since 1997. All of them have received a degree of taxpayer subsidies,” he said.

However, with the league making a habit of encouraging disrespect to the anthem–started off by Colin Kaepernick and now influencing 200 different NFL athletes to do the same, many are feeling the league is biting the hand that is feeding them.

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, around one-third of Americans are less likely to watch the NFL games in light of these anthem protests. While that might not seem like a lot, the prospect of one-third of the potential viewership disappearing in the blink of an eye is enough to give even a multi-billion dollar organization pause.

When coupled with the fact that the organization has been struggling to fill stadiums and that they are experiencing historically low ratings, the league has never been in a weaker position. If President Trump should choose to withdraw this $1.1 billion in subsidies in response to these anti-American efforts, then 2017 could very well be the year that the NFL came to an end.

Many Americans are fed up with the league’s recent actions, and many more are frustrated to hear that the government is spending its precious taxpayer dollars on supporting the NFL. “Please Stop My Tax Money from supporting the NFL – Send to FL-TX & P.R,” tweeted Jefferson Creel, just one fed up American.

Whether or not Trump chooses to pull the financial plug from the NFL is yet to be seen, but it would be a move that many Americans would support.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Shirley Freeland

    September 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This was posted right after the incident of kneeling happened.

  2. Boyd

    September 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Here’s what kneeling means: “A Brief History of Kneeling.” https://pastebin.com/7T36upZu

  3. paulette

    September 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    TAKE THE MONEY AWAY WE NEED IT TO PAY BILLS,WTFLIP MAN

  4. Janice Marallo

    September 27, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Definitely take their funds away.

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  6. Josh

    September 27, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I find it hard to believe that some politicans actually put this forth and the public is financing the multi-million dollar these overpaid athletes are EARNING just playing a game. That money would help pay of our deficit, provide for needed infrstructure repair . Think of all the jobs it could create that would benefit all instead of the football team owners & the NFL.

  7. Terrell Campbell

    September 27, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Use the billion to pay back Social Security stollen from us by congress and corrupt presidents.

  8. WANDA LE BEAU

    September 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    THIS MONEY COULD BE USED FOR SO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS, LIKE FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY, OUR SERVICE MEN
    THE NFL DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT. THE BALLERS HAVE MONEY, WHY WOULD THEY CARE?

  9. MARGARET ERBEN

    September 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! THAT MONEY COULD BE BETTER USED FOR SCHOOLS, THE WORKING POOR AND BETTER HOSPITALS AND CARE FOR OUR BRAVE INJURED VETS!!!!!! THESE PLAYERS WHO ARE DISGRACING OUR FLAG MAKE MILLIONS! TAKE THE MONEY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Leona

    September 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    This is pathetic and has to change! Taxpayer dollars are being used to support crooked stuff!

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