[Photos] GAME OVER! Empty Stadiums Over the Weekend Terrify NFL Owners
Colin Kaepernick and Co. have broke football and now the boycott is even reaching die-hard fans who actually go to live games, not just declining ratings,
Up until now, because teams have been lowering ticket prices, (49ers tix went as low as the price of two pretzels), stadium attendance was not being visually effected. The unseen bottom dollar was because of declining prices.
But now teams are having a real hard time filling seats, and this last weekend showed us just how bad it was!
Professional football is no longer America’s favorite sport as the NFL loses popularity due to players’ continuing to protest during the National Anthem. After months of ongoing controversy, the devastating impact on the NFL is evident with emerging pictures on social media of stadiums with vacant seats throughout the league.
LOOK, this is YESTERDAY!! LOL! pic.twitter.com/7qwpRtk2c2
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNASCAR) October 16, 2017
As the NFL enters its sixth week of the season, sports fans continue to notice dwindling stadium attendance and even lower television viewership. Officials had hoped Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement denouncing players who “take a knee” before the game would soothe the anger felt by many patriotic fans.
— Bradley Wilson ?? (@brad_gohornsbkw) October 15, 2017
The NFL is struggling to ease tensions with furious fans over their professional athletes’ months-long protest of the national anthem. As ratings plummet, owners and officials are beginning to bar their players from “taking a knee” before the game. Last week, just two teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins, banned their athletes from “disrespecting” the anthem and the flag.
You know who isn't winning? The NFL. This was kickoff time in Jacksonville. Look at those empty seats! pic.twitter.com/fd7CwOuHk4
— Fistful of Activist Bitches (@fistfulofdoom) October 15, 2017
Everbank after the game had started pic.twitter.com/vj9DKViX4Q
— chris timmerman (@ctimmerman35) October 17, 2017
The NFL likely hoped for a return to normalcy for Week 6, especially after Commissioner Goodell’s call to “move past the anthem controversy,” and address the issue in detail at league meetings on Tuesday. Instead, what the NFL got was a return to what has become the “new normal” in the age of anthem protests: empty seats.
Throughout the league, stadiums could be seen with thousands of empty seats at kickoff, and, in some cases in the middle of the game.
Note, that the Jets played New England on Sunday, meaning there should have been a big crowd for that game. The Texans, Atlanta, and Baltimore are also very relevant teams with relatively loyal fan bases. Yet, thousands upon thousands of fans no-showed or didn’t buy tickets for those games.
Granted, this is Jacksonville and they’ve never really packed the house. Yet, even by Jaguars standards, that’s empty. The fact that those same levels of emptiness can be seen at other stadiums throughout the league, means that the fan backlash against the NFL has now turned everyone into Jacksonville.
That’s a problem.
It is a problem and as I write, the NFL owners are gathered trying to find a way out of this dilemma. They should have put their foot down with Kaepernick last year. It would have been easy. “Protest all you want, on your own time, not our time-clock.”
But now, it has gotten out of hand, They waited too long. No matter what they do, it will be messy.
But they have to do something. Ratings are at an all-time low and stadiums are empty. Fans are furious and boycotting BIG LEAGUE!
It is real simple. Protest on your own time. These lazy 3-minute antics have not been a real protest anyway. These morons don’t have the intestinal fortitude to go out and really protest. They are too busy living their high lifestyle on the millions of dollars they have received while living the American Dream.
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We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for.
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