The numbers are in! NFL ticket sales tank, StubHub starts offering DISCOUNTS

[sharenow]

The National Football League is feeling the heat and numbers are backing it up.

Since President Trump declared team owners should fire players who take a knee to protest the national anthem, ticket sales have been plummeting as fans are making their voices heard.

Sales have dropped 17.9 percent this week compared to last week, according to online ticket reseller TickPick, the Washington Examiner reported. Orders following Week Three games in 2016  only dropped 10.8 percent.

“We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year,” TickPick’s Jack Slingland told the Examiner.

“While we can’t specify if this decrease is due to the president’s comments, player and owner protests, play on the field, or simply the continued division of consumer’s media attention, the conversation around the NFL this week has focused on the president’s comments as well as the players’ and owners’ reaction,” Slinland said.

“As viewers continue to abandon their NFL Sunday habits, both the number of ticket sales and the purchase price of tickets will drop,” he added.

NFL players and coaches took a knee at many of their games Sunday following Trump’s call for team owners to “Get that son of a b**** off the field right now!” when facing anyone who was disrespecting the American flag. Fans have not been supportive of the millionaire players complaining about oppression and have responded, with some extreme cases of even burning their NFL gear.

StubHub, the online ticket exchange owned by eBay, began advertising a 10 percent discount on NFL tickets.

‘OK. Bye.’ Titans tight end tells unhappy fans if they don’t like it, stay home … then he mocks them

(Image: screenshot – StubHub)

A national poll on Tuesday revealed that 64 percent of those surveyed agree with the president and want to see players stand and be respectful during the playing of the national anthem. And the numbers are reflected in viewing habits of Americans as 51 percent said they have watched less football this year compared to the past and 69 percent blaming that on players for using the NFL as a stage for their political views.

Protests during the national anthem are keeping half of Americans from watching their favorite teams play, with 60 percent of those polled saying players should find a more appropriate place to protest.

“Americans are very clear on this issue: they do not support political protests during the national anthem,” Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group, said. “On top of that, due to the protests, Americans are watching less football and that trend will continue as long as the protests do.”

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd gets one of America’s most basic founding principles so wrong it’s scary

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
[sharenow]
Frieda Powers

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles