January 26, 2018
Professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon announced the forthcoming revival of the oft-maligned football league, the XFL, in a recorded announcement today.
“The new XFL will kick off in 2020 and, quite frankly, we are going to give the game of football back to fans,” he said during the announcement. “In the XFL the quality of the human being is going to be as important as the quality of the player.”
The WWE CEO later spoke to ESPN and said that the XFL would not feature any political components,  such as players kneeling.
“People don’t want social and political issues coming into play when they are trying to be entertained,” McMahon said. “We want someone who wants to take a knee to do their version of that on their personal time.”
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