DUCKBURG—Billionaire and renowned philanthropist Scrooge McDuck wants to ensure that the NFL, which he says brings joy to millions of people every week, can continue to exist. “I’m always looking for ways to give back to the community, and there is no more beloved or deserving an institution than the National Football League.” To that end, he’s set up a Go Fund Me page for the NFL where he has outlined why he’s concerned about the organization’s financial health and longevity.
“Did you know that the NFL has to pay for half or more of the billion dollar stadiums that it builds? Furthermore, while over 100 million viewers are expected to enjoy the Superbowl this weekend, no tax credits will be provided. Justifiably, the NFL won’t pay a single cent in taxes or many of the costs associated with hosting the event, but don’t they deserve more than that from fans? It was only a few years ago that vocal but misguided souls forced them to give up their tax exempt status.”
Beyond just the enjoyment the NFL brings to people lives, Scrooge also highlights what he sees as the League’s contributions to society. “These job creators are pillars of our communities that put their employee’s health and safety first and foremost while also championing social progress and equality. Afterall, the NFL is a haven for wayward souls. It provides the safe, low key environment said players need to reform and become model citizens. Otherwise, how would domestic abusers or sexual predators for example have the opportunity to eke out humble lives as millionaires while also shaping impressionable young minds for generations to come?”
“It is incredibly important for fans whose lives the NFL has touched to write their representative and demand more tax breaks and government funding for this cherished for-profit, private and completely unaccountable monopoly of billionaires. But with it only earning $15 billion in revenue last year, everyone also needs to reach deep into their wallets and share whatever they can to ensure the NFL can survive these lean times.”(more…)