In one of the more ludicrous moves in recent political history, and that is saying something, a woke New York City politician is calling on the New York Mets to end their corporate partnership with Citi because of climate change!
The left wants to tie everything that ails the world to climate change, including teen depression, racism, transphobia, and weather. If the Mets don’t end their partnership with Citi, climate change will win. Check this out.
A New York City Democrat Public Advocate wants the New York Mets to change the name of Citi Field because of climate change.
Earlier this week, City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams released a statement demanding that the Mets drop Citi from their home field name. Williams believes this because of the CitiGroup’s support of fossil fuels and the gas, oil and coal industries.
“New Yorkers know I’m bleeding blue and orange. The Mets represent an incredible spirit, history and institution and are of tremendous value to New Yorkers,” Williams began.
My assumption is Jumaane Wilson walks everywhere, heats and cools his home with wind and solar, and doesn’t eat any food produced with equipment using fossil fuels. Otherwise, isn’t he just a big, fat hypocrite?
Citi doesn’t represent the values of Mets fans or NYC. If they refuse to end their toxic relationship with fossil fuels, the Mets should end their partnership with Citi.
— Office of the Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams (@nycpa) March 28, 2023
I wasn’t aware you could make demands on major corporations at your own pleasure and get an audience. The ridiculousness continued.
“HOWEVER, Citibank’s practices do not represent the values of the Mets or our city, and we must make better demands. If Citi refuses to end their toxic relationship with the fossil fuel industry, the Mets should end their partnership with Citi.”
So, apparently Jumaane Williams speaks for the city? Did he talk to everyone in New York? Jumaane has been a very busy fellow. Maybe that is why he has racked up an impressive 28 speeding tickets since 2013. Gotta hurry up if you are going to knock on every door.
Wearing a “Mets Drop Citi” personalized No. 23 jersey, Williams called out billionaire owner Steve Cohen to end his partnership with CitiGroup. In 2006, the two parties launched a 20-year naming rights agreement worth an approximate $400 million.
CitiGroup is headquartered in New York City and employs 23,000 New Yorkers.They also spend a TON of money on taxes.
So, what is Williams’s motivation for such silliness? Attention, of course. Except in this instance, no one actually showed up for his protest.
He staged a ‘rally’ outside Citi Field where there were more reporters than the concerned New Yorkers that Williams lied about representing.
Ultimately, Williams will claim he is being silenced by big oil and will use it all for political attention.
The Mets have a multi-million-dollar deal with CitiGroup for Citi Field’s naming rights. Williams wants them to change it. When Cohen and the Mets obviously say no, Williams will then claim that they don’t care about the environment, that the Mets somehow don’t care about lower-income families, clean air, etc.
Baseball is hard enough to watch, considering the length of the season; feeling guilty for supporting global warming by going to the ballpark might just be too much.
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