NFL ratings continue to tank over national anthem protests, league officials in denial

Bad decisions yield bad results.

Ever since the NFL refused to take action against the growing list of professional players — a.k.a professional weenies — who refuse to pay homage to their country by standing for the national anthem, viewership has dropped like a stone.

Apparently no one has any interest in watching a group of grown men with multi-million dollar contracts disrespect the country that gave them the chance to get their multi-million dollar contracts.

After San Francisco pre-season game when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner,” NFL bigwigs have been living in denial, even though a Rasmussen survey revealed that 32% of loyal fans indicated they’d be less likely to watch the games.

And they’ve followed through with that decision. Sunday’s Indianapolis versus Houston game was down 38 percent from last years week-six “Sunday Night Football” game, Mediaite reported.

This represents a five-year low.

The league has apparently been living in denial. According to Forbes:

An internal memo two weeks ago which said in part, “no evidence that concern over player protests during the national anthem is having any material impact on our ratings. In fact, our own data shows that perception of the NFL and its players is actually up in 2016.”

The fallout from the protests has been significant and sooner or later the NFL will realize #boycottnfl is something very real. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick gets it. Maybe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will too, eventually.

 

And it’s been the subject of social media chatter, with many using the hashtag, #BoycottNFL.

If the trend continues, team owners may have to start cutting expenses — beginning with players’ salaries, perhaps?

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