One of the Most Popular Shows on TV Dives Into the NFL Anthem Debate

David Hookstead | Reporter

HBO’s hit show “Ballers” jumped right into the NFL national anthem debate with the latest episode Sunday night.

As everybody knows, I’m a big fan of this show. I think it’s one of the most entertaining things on television right now. That’s why I was a shade surprised to see the writers make such a bold choice. (RELATED: CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR THE FOURTH SEASON OF ‘BALLERS’ [VIDEO])

In the new episode, NFL player Ricky Jerret was at a party with affluent white folks debating the anthem protests, and he made it clear that he’d kneel if on a team. He also proudly shouted “f**k Trump” in the scene.

This might sound like a weird thing to say, but I actually think HBO might be able to pull this off in an entertaining fashion. That might be wild to speculate about. How could any show make the NFL debates entertaining?

Well, if there’s one show that can, it’s going to be “Ballers.”

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I also wonder if this plot line was written anticipating more protesting this year in the NFL, which we really haven’t had. I mean, the issue is kind of dead at this point.

Still, I’m interested to see how this plays out on HBO. It should be very entertaining.

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