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Super Bowl: Biggest Child Sex Trafficking Event in America

While many people see the Super Bowl as a time of family, friends, and fun, there are plenty of dark sides to the sport. There are, of course, the links between sports—particularly American football—and violence and politics that many historians and authors have explored. There are the angry bets, the drunk driving, and the general smell of the sweaty men in the living room, many of whom leave the toilet seat up and sprinkles on the floor in fear of missing a second of the game. As annoying, disturbing, or dangerous as these effects all are, the most revolting, horrible side of the Super Bowl involves thousands of children being trafficked into the game to be raped by attendees.

That’s right. Here, in America, we have plenty of human trafficking—and apparently the Super Bowl is the biggest day of the year for it.

“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest human trafficking events in the United States,” says Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Thousands of children, mostly young girls, will be transported to Texas this weekend to be raped repeatedly by men looking for a good time before, during, and after the Super Bowl.

And the Super Bowl committee, when invited to help fight the practice, has turned a blind eye to it. Organizations like Traffick911, with the help of football stars like New England Patriot Devin Wyman, have contacted the committee, pleading with them to take a stand. They’ve offered free materials—such as posters, banners, and other awareness items—to the committee to use in helping to stop the practice of child trafficking and rape during the Super Bowl (and elsewhere). How hard could it possibly be to make a statement and put up a few flyers?

Thankfully, Attorney General Abbott and other law enforcement members of Texas have been trying to prepare for the event by putting all of the measures in place to identify trafficking victims and rescue them this weekend rather than allow them to be exploited. That said, without the help of the Super Bowl committee, it’s going to be harder than it should be.

Please contact the Super Bowl committee today and ask them to help take a stand against child trafficking and child rape during the Super Bowl on Sunday. This is simply not acceptable, and the fact that they’re ignoring this heinous issue—which has been increasing in recent years—is simply outrageous.