The NFL is feeling the burn and by the looks of things, they will be changing their tune sooner rather than later. League owners are starting to see ticket sales plummet and ratings take a turn for the worse, and it won’t be long until the players are told to do what is right or get a new job.
Trump tried to warn everyone that there would be consequences and the majority of Americans agree. We don’t want to watch athletes make a political stand. All we want is to watch the game and cheer for our team. The NFL is making it increasingly hard for the fans to cheer on their team but that is all about to change.
The NFL has just received the worst possible news. The biggest broadcasters of football games just announced that it is willing to break its own policy and allow the disgruntled fans to cancel their sports packages.
According to The Washington Times:
The National Football League is feeling the impact of the “Trump Effect.”
Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered.
- 17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.
- Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.
“We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year,” said TickPick’s Jack Slingland.
“While we can’t specify if this decrease is due to the president’s comments, player and owner protests, play on the field, or simply the continued division of consumer’s media attention, the conversation around the NFL this week has focused on the president’s comments as well as the players’ and owners’ reaction. As viewers continue to abandon their NFL Sunday habits, both the number of ticket sales and the purchase price of tickets will drop,” he told us.
For a league that takes in a huge amount of revenue annually, a 17.9 percent drop in ticket sales could mean a loss of billions of dollars.
The football ticket sales expert stopped short of specifically blaming the NFL’s anti-anthem antics for the drop but strongly hinted that this was the cause.
“[T]he conversation around the NFL this week has focused on the president’s comments as well as the players’ and owners’ reaction,” Slingland told The Washington Examiner.
“As viewers continue to abandon their NFL Sunday habits, both the number of ticket sales and the purchase price of tickets will drop.”
Conservative Tribune Reported:
Given that the American people are squarely arrayed against the NFL, Slingland probably could have curried some goodwill from fans if he had just embraced the truth wholeheartedly — the American people are furious that multimillionaires think their lot in life is worse than the average American’s.
Showing just how out of touch the Trump-deranged liberals are, they actually didn’t see a problem with such an insane claim (I guess the derangement explains that, huh?).
They actually thought the American people would sit there to be lectured by people who make more money, saying that everyday Americans are the real problem. And just as they did before the last presidential election, left-leaning groups dramatically under-estimated the number of patriotic Americans who are fed up with being ignored and insulted.
Americans have had enough of the NFL and their entitled attitudes. It is only a matter of time until there are major changes. After all, if it were not for the fans there would be no NFL, and the players would be wise to remember who they play for. If they want to protest, they can do it on their own time. Donald Trump tried to stop this mess and warn the owners but they didn’t want to listen. All that is about to change, and hopefully, the NFL will once again learn its place. What do you think? Have you been boycotting the NFL?