NFL Predictably Condemns Harrison Butker And The 'Views' In His Graduation Speech

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker recently delivered the commencement address to the graduating class at Benedictine College, a Catholic school in The Sunflower State. His speech featured shots at Pride Month and President Joe Biden, among other hot-button topics, and lifted women as wives, mothers, and "homemakers."

It was Butker's women-focused comments that infuriated the masses the most.

"I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolic lies told to you," Butker said. "Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.

"I'm beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all. Homemaker," he continued.

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Butker essentially ripped apart the playbook that the liberal, all-things diversity and inclusion crowd has been implementing for years. Given that the NFL has adopted that same playbook, like just about every other professional sports league, it didn't appreciate Butker's commencement speech.

Jonathan Beane, who is not only the league's senior vice president but also its chief diversity and inclusion officer, issued a statement making it clear that Butker's views do not align with the NFL's.

"Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity," Beane said in a statement to People. "His views are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger."

Beane recognizing that Butker gave his speech in a personal capacity is an important note, and one that many are ignoring.

Butker, a devout Catholic, did not express his views while wearing an NFL uniform or in a room full of media members, he shared them during a commencement speech to a group of graduating students at a small university on his own time.

Some folks have moronically tried to compare Butker's commencement speech to Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem back in 2016. Kaepernick's protest was done at his place of employment, while Butker simply shared his views during a graduation speech. 

The NFL never condemned Kaepernick. In fact, league commissioner Roger Goodell admitted in 2020 that "we were wrong" for not listening to the former quarterback and others who were peacefully protesting.

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