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Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley calls for NBA to put more politics into sports

Americans are increasingly inviting progressive politics into sports . Football players kneeling the national anthem are no longer an easy target . Even President Donald Trump has softened his tone on Colin Kaepernick.

So, some Republicans are pushing for MORE politics – their politics – in sports ( sometimes under the guise of less politics in sports ).

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, like Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn , has criticized the NBA for its relationship with China. It’s grandstanding while the United States itself has a trade deal with China .

Now, Hawley is objecting to the NBA’s pre-approved list of social-justice messages players can wear on their jerseys. Today Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is sending a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver blasting the league’s apparent decision to strictly limit messages players can wear on their jerseys to a few pre-approved, social justice slogans while censoring support for law enforcement officers or the military and any criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Senator Hawley writes that, as the NBA is now sanctioning political messages, they must stand up for American values and make clear where they stand on China’s human rights abuses. Senator Hawley writes, “The truth is […]

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