According to a report by CBS, secondary market ticket resellers are seeing the sales of NFL ducats take a big hit following the national anthem protests by its players.
NFL ticket sales at TickPick slumped 17.9 percent this week compared with the prior week, their steepest decline since 2014, while sales at TicketCity plunged 31 percent. For pro football games in September, ticket sales at TicketCity are down 16 percent from a year ago.
The slump in ticket sales underscores the pressure facing the NFL over the anthem protests, which were started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league’s television ratings also appear affected, with viewership down 11 percent so far this season and some fans are calling for a boycott of the NFL’s corporate partners.
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