Americans are unlikely to give up on an ideology that breeds violence, misery and tragedy, and they will keep baking apple pies.
Sport has always been way ahead of the political curve. It has set agendas and changed policies. As Donald Trump is now finding out, sport commands levels of respect and loyalty not afforded to politicians.
Right now, US society seems to be frighteningly divided at both a political and societal level, and it is very hard to see how these divisions can possibly be remedied even after President Trump is confined to the dustbin of history.
What happened in Charlottesville was not about a statue, or protecting history, no more than online campaigns against women were about “ethics in video game journalism”.