With the NFL set to kick off its regular season next week, the league just got some bad news.
Football fans are frustrated by the NFL’s inability to stop the anthem protests.
And when the NFL saw these numbers, they knew they were in trouble.
The blatant disrespect some players continue showing for America is having a tremendous impact on the latest poll numbers.
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey, 54% of Americans called the anthem protests “inappropriate.”
The numbers likely would’ve been higher, but the question was framed to portray the protests in the most positive way posible.
“When it comes to professional football players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States, do you consider this to be an appropriate way or not an appropriate way to bring attention to these concerns?”
Even with the “positive” spin the fake news media tried to put on the protests, only 43% of Americans thought it was “appropriate” to protest during the national anthem.
Worse yet for the NFL, the number of people who follow the NFL “not closely at all” has grown from 21% in 2014 to 31% in 2018.
With numbers like that, it looks like the NFL is in for another season of falling ratings, continuing the trend from the previous season.
The Washington Times notes:
NFL ratings dropped by about 10 percent in the 2017 regular season after falling by 8 percent from the previous season, a decline attributed to fan outrage over the protests as well as cable cord-cutting and the quality of the games.
After the league-wide protests at the beginning of the 2017 season, many fans said, “To hell with the NFL!” and boycotted throughout the year.
What are your thoughts?
Will you watch the NFL during the 2018 season if national anthem protests continue?
Let us know in the comments below!