Sean “Diddy” Combs is ready to buy the NFL, so says the rapper.
Amid the current state of the NFL and the controversial divide amongst players, owners and fans, Diddy thinks he can turn things around.
Following a letter sent by commissioner Roger Goodell requesting all players stand for the National Anthem, Diddy reconfirmed his desire to own the league.
“I did have a dream to own a nfl lteam but after this post my DREAM IS TO OWN OUR OWN LEAGUE. WHERE YOU CAN BE YOURSELF. Have a retirement plan,” he wrote via Instagram on Tuesday night.
He continued, “Have the freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!!!!! New dream alert!!!!! Sell me the NFL NOW!!!!”
The rapper, who earlier this year topped Forbes’ list of the five richest hip hop artists of 2017, concluded, “AND FOR THE RECORD IM NOT EVEN MAD. ITS OUR FAULT FOR NOT HAVING THE COURAGE OUR ANCESTORS HAD!!!!! Maaaaaaan!!!! #TAKEDAT AGAIN.”
In Goodell’s letter to the league, he stated: “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem … We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”
It was just one year ago that Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. It was that very year that he was blackballed by the NFL for quietly having a voice. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said back in 2016.
He added, “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”