Tue. Apr 20th, 2021

Emmanuel Acho Is Glad Sports Ratings Are Down

“Acho added that he isn’t sure what it is that people complaining sports have become “too political” want.”

Emmanuel Acho’s profile has been on a rocket ride to the moon in 2020. That is probably why he was asked to participate in Yahoo! Finance’s All Markets Summit earlier this week alongside names like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

During the event, Acho was asked about the lack of interest in sports this year compared to years past. Not only did the Speak For Yourself host say he isn’t worried about it. He said that he is actually pleased to see Americans not interested in sports right now.

“Like, there’s a presidential election going on. There’s a pandemic going on. I would hope to God that a game– which all sports are, is a game– are less important than lives,” he said. “So when people are like, oh, sports are down, I’m like [CLAPPING] bravo. Because at least that shows me that we have our priorities right in this country. Sports will pick back up. They always do. So I don’t even have an issue with sports being down.”

Acho added that he isn’t sure what it is that people complaining sports have become “too political” want. In his view, the issues players and teams are addressing are not ones of politics.

“When you talk about things being political, life and death, it’s not political. It’s just– it’s just not.”

Much was made of the NBA’s ratings struggles during the season’s re-start inside the Walt Disney World bubble. The fact of the matter is that most all sports are experiencing huge drops in ratings. Even the World Series, which is starting to trend up in terms of viewers, is on pace to be the lowest rated in history.

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