America’s National Football League (NFL) has been shrouded in controversy in recent years, with president Trump objecting to some players kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness about racial injustice and police brutality.
This controversy was ignited again when Nike hired Colin Kaepernick, the player who started the protest, to be the face of their new advertising campaign. Angry conservatives even started burning their Nike socks and shoes and calling for a boycott.
But just when we thought we were out of the woods, conservative football fans have been venting fury about another pressing issue.
Two NFL teams decided to add male dancers to their cheerleading squads for the first time. Quinton Peron joined the Los Angeles Rams squad. Napoleon Jinnies also joined the Rams squad. Both shared their excitement on social media.
Many people applauded the NFL for taking a few steps towards inclusion. But predictably some people were furious.