I've watched the full press conference of Vince MacMahon announcing that he will re-launch the XFL in 2020 (all quotes within this article are from that press conference). The new league actually seems pretty interesting: faster games, 10 week season, and entertainment geared strictly for the fans.
One thing that MacMahon made very clear is that players will NOT be able to kneel for the anthem, the fans want football, and they're not there to see political demonstrations.
"People don't want social and political issues coming into play when they are trying to be entertained" - Vince MacMahon
Over the past year kneeling for the anthem became extremely political. Fans didn't like it, and honestly, I think people didn't like it because of mind control. Deep down, that flag and anthem are cool, symbolic, great, whatever, but it's not that big of a deal. The issues that Kaepernick brings to light are extremely serious, but the act of kneeling is only as serious as you want to make it.
Political figures like President Trump were easily influenced and then influenced others by saying people they should get upset over the protests, and the mind control worked, everyone hopped on board. Even Mike Pence let the mind control get to him!
It's crazy that the mind control worked so well that the brand new XFL says ALL players must stand! And no political views are welcome (better hope Trump doesn't send any tweets)!
The NBA doesn't allow players to kneel either, but they highly encourage players to take political stances and show passion for the things that they care about. MacMahon wants all of politics to be distanced from the XFL (not possible).
No criminal records/criminal connections are permitted either!
Although MacMahon claims the new league will allow for much more fan interaction and input, these XFL fans might be too soft and too close minded to see or hear an opinion that is different than their own.
"As we move towards kickoff, we look forward to listening and implementing innovative ideas from players, coaches, medical experts, technology executives, the media and most importantly football fans." - MacMahon
These new fans are intended to be so close minded that athletes with even minor criminal charges will not be permitted to play.
"We are evaluating a player based on many things, including the quality of human being they are. If you have any sort of criminal record or commit a crime you aren't playing in this league." - Vince MacMahon
The old XFL was brash, reckless, ruthless and on edge, this new version seems super soft, only for brainwashed people who have NEVER made a mistake. Are the fans not allowed to have political views or criminal records either?
THE SFL (Stand/Soft Football League) launches in 2 years, hopefully by then we won't let others determine what should divide us.