Perhaps society is growing tired of being told what to think. Rich politicians have been barking, and generally not listening to us for years. Many believe Kaepernick was given $125 million to play ball and nothing more. The fact the fans cheer for players accused with violent crimes, however small, taints their perspective. Honsetly, I’m not ‘smart’ enough to understand the subtle nuances of human behavior. What I do know is sports are struggling. Read the financial statements of Dick’s Sporting Good or Sports Authority. Wait, you can’t do that because Sports Authority declared bankruptcy. Nike recently announced that they're exiting golf equipment business. Perhaps younger generations, a group plugged into the information of the digital and social age, understand CTE better than those pointing fingers.
Headline: Anthem protests led poll of reasons viewers tuned out
National anthem protests were the top reason that NFL fans watched fewer games last season, according to a new survey released by J.D. Power.
The pollster said it asked more than 9,200 people who attended either one football, basketball or hockey game whether they tuned into fewer games and why. Twenty-six percent of those who watched fewer games last season said that national anthem protests, some of which were led by Colin Kaepernick, were the reason.
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