Sports aren’t political. They don’t exist to convince people to vote, or put a spotlight on social injustices, or allow for athletes to use their platform to expand the public consciousness, or represent the struggle of the human existence. This isn’t to say they don’t. They do, and they are a vital avenue for these causes to travel along, but they don’t exist for these reasons. Sports aren’t played, watched, and enjoyed because of political or social reasons. These are indirect results, not direct results.
The games exist to enrich one’s life. As players, the game allows individuals to live their life in a black and white world dominated by the binary win and loss conclusion, something valuable in an existence lived in subjective conflict where few things are measurable and conclusive.