Article below by Mike Rodak at espn.com. Apparently Black people standing up for their rights affects the fragile sensibilities of racist Buffalo Bills fans, which in turn keeps Pegula up at night. It is no coincidence that resistance to the protests are divided largely along racial lines with whites firmly in the against camp and Blacks supporting. The fact of the matter is that owners who attempt to position the protests during the anthem as an issue of profitability are conceding ground to members of the base who do not support Blacks’ rights to challenge our mistreatment. It’s as simple as that.
Buffalo Bills owner Kim Pegula said Friday that she attempts to seek a compromise between players looking to use the NFL as a platform for social change and the potentially adverse impact activism might have on business that she believes players might not realize.
Speaking on a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Pegula was asked whether social activism by players is good for the business of sports.