• Saba

Sports and Politics

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Professional sports owners are no different than other wealthy business leads when it comes to promoting their political agenda. It is now estimated that in 2020, sports team owners have donated $10M to Republicans and $2M to Democtratic causes. Pattern in giving is consistent with other years meaning favoring the Republican causes. This is against public perception that athletes, in general, are liberal and therefore support the Democrats. In fact, while NFL commissioner has made changes in recent months to support league's members in peaceful protests it has also established its own Super PAC.


It is not yet clear how the individual athletes donate, by how much and to whom. It would be interesting to know that once combined how their donations would compare to team owners!


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