Following a record number of national anthem protests, fans have responded by boycotting the NFL and even burning their jerseys. As a result, the league’s TV ratings have plummeted, and ticket sales have dropped dramatically. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that players should stand for the anthem, but he never took any action against players who didn’t.
On Thursday, the Oakland Raiders squared off against the Kansas City Chiefs, and O.co Coliseum had thousands of empty seats.
Raiders against Chiefs. So many empty seats! Yeah! pic.twitter.com/Hec9QKfeSH
— ??I Trumped You ? (@chromosome23xx) October 20, 2017
Here are some pictures from last Sunday that show just how strong the boycott has been:
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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 Doom (@fistfulofdoom) October 15, 2017