A Stunning 33 Percent of NFL Fans ‘Purposely Stopped Watching’ This Season

The National Football League has had a tough season, and it’s not getting better.

A newly released survey from Ozy Media and SurveyMonkey found that 33 percent of NFL fans surveyed boycotted the organization this season, Yahoo Finance reported. The respondents gave their answers after being asked, “Did you purposely stop watching or attending NFL games this season for any reason?”

The NFL fans noted various reasons for their decision to boycott the league. Interestingly, nearly one third of those who stopped watching the games said they did so “in support of Donald Trump”:

They answered as follows: 32% said they stopped watching or attending NFL games “in support of Donald Trump”; 22% said “in solidarity with players kneeling”; 13% said “no interest in the teams playing”; 12% said “in support of Colin Kaepernick”; and 11% said “news about traumatic brain injuries among players.” Another 8% said “games are boring.” 46% chose “some other reason.”

Many NFL players renewed their protests during the national anthem in September, after President Donald Trump suggested athletes who take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” should be fired.

A survey taken at the time found that a majority of Americans agreed with Trump.

News of the latest survey came the same day the president took the field during Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game. Trump walked onto the field with ROTC color guard members during the national anthem.



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