The National Football League continues to get pummeled by fans for not taking action against players who have decided to “protest” at the beginning of games by kneeling during the National Anthem.
This trend, started by the now infamous former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, raised quite a bit of dander across the country, with the overwhelming majority of American viewers fed up with seeing the over politicization of practically every thing in existence.
Football and other sporting events used to be the one place people of all political persuasions could come together and set aside their differences, joining together as fans supporting the same teams. No one looked at each other as right or left for those few glorious hours each week.
But leftists simply weren’t satisfied until they destroyed that unity too. Apparently dividing folks across both political and racial lines wasn’t destructive enough.
Fans have been boycotting the NFL this season in droves, driving down ratings to steep lows. In fact, the ratings for “Monday Night Football” have reached new depths the likes of which they haven’t seen all season.
via The Daily Caller:
The “Monday Night Football” ratings for Week 6 were the lowest of the season as the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Deadline, early numbers show that ESPN came away with ratings that were 13 percent lower than last week’s game, when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 20-17.
Last week’s Monday night game was 17 percent lower than the week before, and final numbers came in at 3.7 in the key demographic of ages 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers.
In comparison, the Week 4 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins scored a 11.9 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the key demographic.
The Week 6 game last night drew ratings that were 3 percent lower in metered market results than last year’s Week 6 game. In that game between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets, the key demo numbers hit the season low with a 3.0 among ages 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers.
The key question to ask now is whether or not the NFL is ready to learn their lesson? Have they heard the concerns of their fanbase and are they taking action to correct the issue by making players stand or at the very least, fining them for kneeling?
Not at all. Quite the opposite actually.
In fact, the NFL is now using funds to create a boot camp to help players engage more in social causes.
Yes, that’s right, they’re ignoring fans and backing the players, despite the fact doing so will eventually cause advertisers to pull out and revenue to dry up.
That’s how important it is these days to look “cool” on social media by supporting the latest trend in social activism.
This is why it’s critical to continue boycotting and encourage others to do the same. If enough damage is inflicted on the bottom line, they’ll have no choice but to reverse course of stay aboard a sinking ship.