Video footage from Chicago shows a championship parade for the Women’s National Basketball Association team the Chicago Sky falling resoundingly flat as turnout appeared to consist of a dozen or so halfheartedly cheering fans as the parade rolled through mostly deserted streets.
Despite claims from feminist and Black Lives Matter activists that female sports team players deserve proportional salaries to their male counterparts, Tuesday’s parade appeared to show a complete lack of support for female sports teams among the general population.
crazy scene as the wnba champs have their parade pic.twitter.com/3oja2bIjzQ
— Wisty (@Misfraud) October 20, 2021
The WNBA championship parade is the funniest thing I’ve seen in years
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 20, 2021
Most of the crowd are just people waiting for the parade to end so they can cross the street.
— Exiled Refugee (@ExiledRefugee) October 20, 2021
Obviously, the fans are home protesting that WNBA players are inexplicably paid less than their NBA counterparts.
— legalpinions (@legalpinions) October 20, 2021
Why would they do this? It seems almost cruel.
— Abe Froman (@sausageking_af) October 20, 2021
My high school homecoming parade had more attendance.
— JT (@JeridTingelhoff) October 20, 2021
Many WNBA players were elevated by corporate media during the violent 2020 Black Lives Matter riots for their vocal support of deceased felons and mass looters. Unfortunately for the league, interest in watching the WNBA did not rise, and the poor turnout for Tuesday’s parade appears to show that no amount of corporate pandering or ESPN screentime will raise the sport’s flagging ratings.