“I am f*****g livid right now. I see this s**t and I lose my mind. It needs to end immediately.”
That quote was attributed by the Daily Caller to an “NFL owner” — speaking anonymously — about the league-wide protests during the National Anthem.
This would be a news-making remark coming from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, or New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, or Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, or New York Giants owner John Mara, or any of the other billionaire NFL team owners.
But it turns the comment was made by a random Green Bay Packers shareholder. The Packers are the only publicly-owned team in the league. And according to ESPN, there are 360,584 people who own at least one share of Packers stock.
Further, Packers stock is completely symbolic. According to the team’s website, shareholders do not receive a dividend from their Packers stock, and should not expect to profit in any way. Nor do they have any say over team matters. The organization is run by a seven-member executive committee.
So we wonder: Will the Caller devote the same editorial space to the other 360,583 “owners,” should they request it? If so, we suspect the conservative site’s phone lines are about to be flooded.
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