NFL stadium attendance is suffering as the backlash from players protesting the National Anthem continues in week 13.
As Jeff Barker wrote for the Baltimore Sun:
The league faces troubles on multiple fronts this year from politics to health and the game itself. There’s fan anger, stoked by President Donald Trump, over the decision of some players to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequity and police brutality; injuries to star players such as Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers; fresh concerns about the long-term effects of hits and concussions on players’ brains; and inconsistent play.
“The league has an issue in front of them that demands they keep owners, players, fans and ultimately their business partners — sponsors — happy. They aren’t doing any of this well,” says T.J. Brightman, president of public relations firm ‘A Bright Idea.’
Check out the thousands of empty seats at StubHub Center and University of Phoenix Stadium.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 3, 2017
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