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Poll Reveals People More Upset About Kaepernick Kneeling For Racial Injustice Than Domestic Violence
Last year, almost every week, cameras would purposely scan the field to see how many players were following in Colin Kaepernick’s footsteps and kneeling during the National Anthem, and it upset fans every single time. Many threatened to stop watching the NFL because of it.
A recent poll proved that most people actually did stop watching, as Kaepernick’s kneeling was the #1 reason fans tuned out the NFL last year. Players committing acts of domestic violence was the second reason fans tuned out the league last year, according to ESPN.
“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.
After that, 24 percent of those surveyed who said they watched fewer games said they did so either because of the league’s off-the-field image issues with domestic violence or with game delays, including penalties.”
About 20% stated excessive commercials and advertising as a reason. 16% stated their attention had been taken over by the 2016 Presidential election that pitted two controversial candidates against each other.