(Right Country) – Well, football is back, and it’s gone full-woke.
The NFL has been grappling with the social justice warriors within the league for some times, as fan express their understandable frustration that America’s game has been turned into one of the most divisive cultural issues of our time.
It’s not that football fans don’t abhor racism, it’s that they abhor racism and respect our flag.
The league’s more radical members, on the other hand, have made a woke display of kneeling during the anthem.
While previously, the league went as far as to ban kneeling during the anthem, now, they’ve not only allowed it, they seem to be fully endorsing the unpatriotic display.
So how are viewers reacting?
On Thursday night, the league made it’s long-awaited return to television complete with new woke SJW institutions.
Players went all-out…viewers weren’t so keen.
According to Deadline Hollywood, “…the Kansas City Chiefs pummeled the Houston Texans 34-20, and the ratings were down — a lot. In early numbers, the primetime NBC game scored a 5.2 among adults 18-49 and 16.4 million viewers between 8-11 p.m. ET.
“Now, those numbers for the 8:25-11:30 p.m. ET game will certainly be adjusted upward later, but right now they mark a 16.1% drop over the spectacle of the September 5, 2019 season opener in the advertiser-rich demographic. In an America and a NFL still adjusting to the new normal of live sports in the era of COVID-19, last night’s game also fell 16.1% in total sets of eyeballs from last year’s fast affiliate results.”
Breitbart notes that this dive amounts to a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.
“On a field bordered with the words “End Racism” and fans booing as players from both teams linked arms before kickoff in a sign of solidarity with those fighting social injustice, the ratings and viewership decline could be an ominous sign for a league and the networks,” Deadline reports.
“The stellar numbers of last year’s opener, the Green Bay Packers’ grinding 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, kicked off a tightly run season that seemingly had reversed years of weakening numbers. Now it could be a case of déjà vu all over again.”