The NFL’s ratings keep on pluming ever since they decided to disrespect our anthem and flag, and with it, every brave American who is fighting for the preservation of those two values. This has had a terrible impact on the league’s ratings lately, and yet they still continue with their ridiculous protests. However, it’s clear that the fans have decided to watch less and less football now, which will only lead to the NFL self-destruction.
From Rocket Politics:
Now, this has all come back to bite the NFL in a huge way.
The New York Post reported that NFL ratings continued to plummet in Week 11, losing 1 million viewers versus last year’s season-to-date average. This 6.3 percent slump, worsening from comparable declines of 5.6 to 5.7 percent during the previous three weeks, game after a week full of off-the-field drama.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continued to battle NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has allowed the protests to continue, as well as other team owners. Jones found himself in hot water this week after video footage surfaced of the football tycoon making a racially charged remark at a 2013 wedding party.
President Trump also got involved in NFL controversy when he called for Oakland Raiders player Marshawn Lynch to be suspended for refusing to stand for the American national anthem but standing for Mexico’s anthem during a game in Mexico City.
“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down,” Trump wrote.
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Meanwhile, thousands and thousands of empty seats were seen at NFL stadiums all over the U.S.
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 20, 2017
— Arnie Stapleton (@arniestapleton) November 19, 2017
Lot of empty seats at Mile High. pic.twitter.com/OaSzOxdRPW
— david ramsey (@davidlukeramsey) November 19, 2017
— BROWNS 5-11 PLAYOFFS (@RossSimonSays) November 19, 2017
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 19, 2017
Americans have demonstrated their disgust with the NFL anthem protests. And even a former NFL stars weighed in to tell the protesters to just stop it. But I’m afraid it’s all too late now. It’s very doubtful that the NFL can recover from this.