The NFL went full on stupid a week ago, with even owners and coaches disrespecting the flag and the national anthem, and now we are seeing the results!
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released this week shows that the league’s favorability has fallen from 30 percent on September 21 to a low of 17 percent only a week later.
The poll takers said that this month’s numbers are the lowest favorability ratings the poll has ever measured since it first began polling on the question.
When is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and these team owners going to figure out that their customer base is made up of proud Americans who are very unhappy with all of this?
The drop of 13 points in a single week coincides with the mass protests seen across the league during Week 3 of the NFL season.
The drop also coincides with criticism of the league offered by President Trump who said on September 22 that he hoped NFL owners would fire players who stage protests during the playing of the national anthem.
The poll also found that only 35% of respondents believe the league has a positive impact in the community. That is a 10% drop since September 13. Clearly, the protests are overshadowing all the charity efforts sponsored by the league, the teams, and individual players.
The Morning Consult poll is far from the only poll to find that trust in the NFL’s brand has taken a hit.
Also this month, a Rasmussen poll found that fans are 34 percent less likely to watch the NFL because of the constant protests against the national anthem.
The NFL has taken a long slow hit for a year now since Colin Kaepernick started all of this with his stupid 2 minute antic that he calls a protest. (Let’s get this straight, what these players are doing is not a protest. It is a lazy 2 minute antic. Let’s see these weasels go out and hit the streets and really protest!)
Last year, Colin Kaepernick did so much damage that the NFL had to refund its advertisers because of a fast drop in viewership. At one point, ratings dropped to levels not seen since the 70’s.
In fact, Kaepernick really made a mess with his stupid antics!
Colin Kaepernick and his faux protest cost the 49ers $$Millions of dollars!
The NFL was forced to Refund Advertisers Because of Historic Low Viewership!
Monday Night Football hit its lowest viewership EVER as the protests have escalated!
In fact, the NFL’s Monday Night Football lost almost half it’s viewership in 2 weeks!
The NFL is a business, a BIG business! These players and their stupid antics have cost their employers big money, and it has reverberated all the way through the system. Disney and Comcast, stadiums and their vendors, merchandise and a plethora of other places that rely on the popularity of the NFL have taken a big hit in profits.
Roger Goodell best get an upper hand on this.
Roger Goodell needs to be the employer he is supposed to be and state very clearly. “Protest all you want, on your own time.”
It really is that simple.
There is a major Veterans weekend NFL Football Boycott Planned. Click here for details.
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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