A new survey by J.D. Power revealed that protests held during the national anthem were the top reason NFL viewers who watched fewer games last season tuned out.
WOW. So yes, protesting the National Anthem was extraordinarily costly to the NFL. https://t.co/27kJWOz7jD
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 27, 2017
Of more than 9,200 people surveyed, only around 13 percent said they actually watched fewer games, but among those who did tune out, 26 percent said the protests were the reason. To be fair, the NFL’s “off-the-field image issues with domestic violence” and excessive game delays followed very closely at 24 percent.
Sportswriters tried to deny it for the whole year.
— Sonny Jim ☕️ (@JimRoseVSOP) July 27, 2017
Funny how everyone in sports media denied it as it was happening
— SoothingDave (@SoothingDave) July 27, 2017
…but…but… they told me it wasn't!
— Biscuit Salad (@BiscuitSalad) July 27, 2017
It wasn't just the "protest" it was ESPN elevating him to a civil rights icon status and talking about it incessantly.
— Michael Spires (@inspires25) July 28, 2017
They rode that progressive horse out of town! And so did Kaepernick.
— Nick Carroll (@LibertyAndTech) July 28, 2017
That and they wouldn't let the Cowboys wear socks showing support of Dallas Police who died protecting a protest.
— sam spade (@debitdoctor) July 28, 2017
That pissed me right off.
— Snake Plisskenish (@_CrotalusAtrox_) July 28, 2017
They didn't ask me. I stopped watching halfway thru the season. Too political for my taste. Maybe next yr it'll get back to normal.
— Forward Looking (@s4mbuc4) July 27, 2017
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SERIO?! Fusion jumps the shark, claims ‘research’ shows people who don’t support Kaepernick are racisthttps://t.co/tXScc9qbcp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 21, 2017