NFL stadium-crickets are getting a workout during week 11 of a massive boycott by fans turned off by players refusing to kneel during the National Anthem.
The kneeling started 18 months ago when now-unemployed former 49’ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s refused to stand during the anthem – stating “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.”
“To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave, and getting away with murder.”
After President Trump commented in September that NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, it sparked a nation-wide kneeling phenomenon across the league.
Aaaaand now stadiums are virtually empty…
Pissed off patriotic fans across the nation have responded to the kneeling controversy by simply not giving the NFL money.
“Wow. I have never seen this many empty seats here before. John Mara must be thrilled. #GiantsPride,” tweeted Giants fan Kevin McCleerey.
— Kevin McCleerey (@KevinMcCleerey) November 19, 2017
Minutes before kickoff, the New York Giants’ official Twitter account tweeted footage of a very empty stadium.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 19, 2017
— GMEN Report (@gmen_fanly) November 19, 2017
In Cleveland, it was the same story
— Wharfrat (@JamesHo03148924) November 19, 2017
you can really tell the orange is indeed oranger with all these empty seats pic.twitter.com/hgcDG2bUwJ
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) November 19, 2017
Indeed, the entire NFL seems to have that empty feeling
— Cheryl Raye Stout (@Crayestout) November 19, 2017
— Kevin #Destiny2 PC (@ORIGINPCCEO) November 19, 2017
Bears v Lions. Opening kick off against a divisional opponent at the smallest modern stadium in the #NFL
— Buda (@labuda_robert) November 19, 2017
— Peter Klages (@pakman75) November 19, 2017
— Emily (@OhDagEmily) November 19, 2017
— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) November 19, 2017
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