The NFL is paying for the national anthem protests in a way that will make your jaw drop

Since the National Anthem protests began it has been bad news for the NFL.

Fans were furious and many even boycotted the season.

Now, the NFL is paying for the National Anthem protests in a way that will make your jaw drop.

Fans aren’t the only ones fleeing the NFL.

Advertisers are abandoning the NFL in fear of backlash from consumers.

Companies do not wish to be associated with the anti-American and anti-police rhetoric of the protests.

Now, the NFL is paying for it to the tune of millions of dollars.

Bloomberg reports:

The problem is, advertisers typically buy commercial time before the season starts and negotiate ad prices based on ratings from the previous year, and last year’s ratings were down 10 percent from 2016-17. As a result, ad revenue for NFL broadcasters like CBS Corp., Comcast Corp.’s NBC, Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN and 21st Century Fox Inc. fell 19 percent in the first two months of the season, according to Standard Media Index.

“The effects of the lower audiences last year are spilling into this season,” said James Fennessy, chief executive officer of the advertising research firm.

As Bloomberg reported, revenue from advertisers has plummeted.

The NFL has completely botched this PR crisis.

By allowing anti-American leftwing protestors on the field, they are watching their revenue go up in smoke.

Many news outlets no longer cover the National Anthem protests at the behest of the NFL.

But it’s too late for the NFL to recover many of its patriotic fans.

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122 Responses

  1. Larry Swenson says:

    I have really stopped watching football. I watch college games but, only a few that I am interested in. As far as I am concerned there is no football worth watching when the “prima donnas” are allowed to tell the public that pay their salaries that we can, “stuff it”, well let them have no pay>

  2. Bryan Hansen says:

    I did say that I still watch the NFL. But I spend significantly less time watching it. I only watch Sun., Mon., or Thurs. night games if a select few teams are involved. I read about the games or hear about them more than I watch. Not to speak for the rest of those who said they still watch, but I would think that there are others who answered yes but don’t do so near as much as they used to.

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