Millions of patriotic Americans are furious at the NFL.
Players kneeling during the National Anthem have become a big problem for them.
And the terrible news they just received could be their demise.
Beginning with Colin Kaepernick, droves of NFL players have chosen to kneel during or sit out the National Anthem before football games.
The “protests” spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter movement have created a ton of controversy, dominating airwaves.
But the popular saying “all publicity is good publicity” might not be true for the NFL.
A recent Yahoo Finance poll shows that nearly 62% of Americans plan to watch less pro-football in response to the anthem controversy.
As reported by Yahoo Finance:
“Is it a passing storm or an existential problem? That’s a key question for the NFL as it grapples with the mushrooming controversy of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, and President Donald Trump’s persistent bashing of the kneelers.
A new Yahoo Finance poll suggests the NFL has an enduring problem on its hands. Nearly 62% of 9,056 respondents told us they plan to watch less pro football in response to the anthem controversy. Thirty-six percent said they plan to buy less NFL merchandise, and 32% have chosen not to attend a game they would otherwise have gone to. Those findings all have financial implications for the NFL and its 32 team owners.
We wanted to limit our survey, conducted online via SurveyMonkey from Sept. 28-29, to people who patronize the NFL, and exclude people who have an opinion but don’t watch football. So we only counted answers from people who describe themselves as pro football fans. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said they watch at least one game per week, with 46% of those saying they watch more than two games.”
The results go on, showing heavy opposition to the protests.
While 62% of respondents said they would watch less pro-football, nearly 80% said they feel it is wrong for players to kneel during the National Anthem.
This just proves the players are out of touch.
The NFL “protesters” are a part of the 1% highest paid people in America, yet they feel as though they have been treated so unfairly that they should disrespect their nation’s flag.
President Donald Trump has been vocal of his opposition to the kneelers, receiving fiery applause every time he goes after them.
During a speech in Alabama last month, the President railed on the NFL “protesters,” stating:
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’”
“You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”
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