So I assume that you're fine with the Colin Kaepernick situation then.
In this social climate a 1 game suspension is appropriate. Clearly the announcer didn't mean anything offensive, but sayings like that in general shouldn't be said in a basketball setting.
This thought process (shared by tens of millions) scares me.
Being punished without fault because of mob outcry is exactly what our Constitution aims to prevent. The guy “only” loses his paycheck due to the media / social media lynch mob.
Well this isn't a government/constitutional issue. All of the outcries of protest stem from the same freedom of speech privileges that granted the announcer the right to say what he said. The NBA gets to choose how they handle situations that cause public outrage.
I don't see what's so scary about that. We've never lived in a world where you can say whatever you wanted with absolutely no pushback whatsoever.
I'm fine with Kaep. He voiced his concerns, and is paying the price. While I happen to think it is silly that people are more focused on kneeling than *children* getting shot, I think NFL teams have the right not to sign him. I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think that he will win a blackballing case against the league.
Kaep will write a book or two, make some money, and in due time, he will be old enough to not validate a contract. While I do believe he is as good as mostly every backup QB, I'm not going to come out and say that he should definitely have a job. He's just not that good....