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Deadspin columnist Drew Magary on Tuesday went on a long rant about alt-right demands that sports media and athletes stick to sports. Such fans are cowards who support a racist president, oppose anyone with different political views and put the American flag in their Twitter handles, Magary writes in the post titled, "You're not sticking to sports when you're sticking to sports".
"Sports fans of a certain ilk have been loudly bitching for a firewall between sports and politics for years and years now," Magary complains. “'Stick to sports' such a tired gripe that even joking about it is tired now. It’s a complaint that is always made by the exact same type of sports fan, be they core or casual, with the exact same type of politics… ."
Type - Fan - Politics
What type of fan and what politics?
The type of fans who "cannot abide even the mildest of exposure to other political ideas—even just other people—whose very existence you resent. You are siding with leaders who prefer their transgressions remain discreet and you are indulging in an easy sop; a way to butter up alt-right mouthbreathers by promising, often insincerely, to keep politics to a minimum, in particular politics that make them uncomfortable. It is an obvious way of demonstrating your conflicting political ideology by being like CAN’T WE ALL JUST ENJOY SOME GOLF?"
Type - Fans - President - Trump - Racism
They're the type of fans who don't want to delve into President Trump's racism because they would "rather ignore all the bad **** because they tacitly approve of it."
These are "MAGA toads" who endlessly demand that their precious sports and the people within those sports "be castrated of anything resembling progressive attitudes, lest their enjoyment of a **** Steelers game be slightly diminished. In the PGA, NFL owners, and network heads, they’ve found perfect corporate panderers to take those complaints at...
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