My department began setting up a Fantasy Football League, which I impulsively signed up for. I admitted to the person setting up I do not know much about Football, nor watch it, but was encouraged to create a team anyway.
As I begin doing research, I remembered I have personal moral conflicts with the NFL. For clarity's sake, there is a certain NFL team that has a history of offending my cultural beliefs. After reflecting, I realized I cannot, in good conscience, participate in something that I feel is promoting values that go against my own.
My problem is that I joined a 10-Member league. When we were at 9 members, the person running it mentioned he'll likely need to remove himself from the league for balance. I worry that removing myself from my work's league may upset the organization and create negative reactions with my team members. It was difficult to get to 10 members. I'll be concerned if they would be able to recruit a member before the league starts.
What can I do to leave the league while mitigating any negative feelings?