From Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart:
For the third consecutive week, ratings for the National Football League (NFL) have plummeted, as players continue anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem. This week’s drop-off also coincided with the Monday broadcast of the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
Monday Night Football performed even worse. Monday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints received a low 5.7 rating, a 38 percent plunge from week three of last year. More.
Reality check: This has more to do with a sense of privilege than with anything else. Sports is basically a mime of warfare, and showing disrespect for one’s national anthem is bound to tank ratings.
Ye, the big Clinton-Trump debate happed that night too, but does anyone rally believe that true sports fans would not be flipping, flipping, flipping … ?
By the way, what if the game was hockey and those guys refused to haul their bums onto their legs for the Canadian anthem? Like, who or what do they think they are? Oh shucks, why am I even asking? If they prefer to run the auto-wash for a living, well, there are openings, right?
See also: The Clinton-Trump ”Debate” Debate