NFL Fans Hilariously React To The League Pushing For Flag Football To Be An Olympic Sport

Fans React To The NFL Pushing For Flag Football To Be An Olympic Sport

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  • The NFL wants to add flag football as a sport in the Olympics.
  • NFL fans had quite the reaction to the news.
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Football, the American kind, could be added as an Olympic sport. Well, sort of.

According to NFL executive Damani Leech, the NFL is pushing for flag football to be added to the 2028 Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles.

The flag football push is part of the NFL’s 10-year international plan as the league looks to grow its international business to $1 billion annually. Flag football would grow the game, in the NFL’s eyes, which would help reach its goal of attracting 180 million domestic consumers and over 150 million international fans.

According to CNBC, the International Olympic Committee did recognize the International Federation of American Football as a governing body in 2013. This could help the NFL’s push to get flag football into the 2028 Games.

“The league is pushing for flag football to be included in the Summer Games. Flag football resembles gridiron football, except there is no tackling, and pads and helmets aren’t necessary for participation.”

“If flag football becomes an Olympic sport, more countries will invest in playing that sport,” Leech said.

NFL fans shared some very funny reactions to the league looking to add flag football to the 2028 Olympics in L.A.: